Arsene Wenger reveals Arsenal wanted to sign Robert Lewandowski one-and-a half-year ago, but they were gazumped by Bayern Munich, who made the deal official on Saturday.
According to DailyMail, Wenger also said hinted that Mario Mandzukic won’t be leaving the Alianz Arena anytime soon.
“Yes we looked into Lewandowski but honestly he signed for Bayern one and a half years ago, everyone knows that,” Wenger said. “They can only make it official now because he is in the last six
months of his contract.
“We are like everyone, we look out there and see what is happening. If an opportunity turns up, you know as well that all the big players are at big clubs
at the moment and they go for important targets.
Unless you have a club in a desperate financial situation it will be difficult.
“If we find someone like [Serge] Gnabry at that age when no-one knows them, then maybe. But I just said many times we don’t rule anything out.”
With Lewandowski due to arrive in the summer, Bayern striker Mandzukic’s future has been the subject of debate, and Wenger opined that his side are keeping tabs on the Croatian’s future.
“Lewandowski is at Dortmund until the end of the season and they will not sell Mandzukic now, maybe at the end of the season,” Wenger said.