Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski says compatriot Wojciech Szczesny tried to persuade him choose Arsenal ahead of Bayern Munich.
Top European clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona were keen to land the free scoring striker.
Lewandowski has revealed that Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny had attempted to persuade him the Emirates Stadium was the best option.
“I can confirm that Wojciech Szcesny tried to convince me to join Arsenal,” he told Polish newspaper Fakt.
“We had several talks about this. It was him who did most of the talking, how the club looks inside, what Arsene Wenger thinks of me.
“When we trained before the Champions League game at Colney, there were important people from Arsenal at our sessions as well.”
Lewandowski scored the winner in Dortmund’s 2-1 victory at the Emirates back in October, but Arsene Wenger was quoted in January as having been resigned to losing out on the 25-year-old a long time ago.
“Yes we looked into Lewandowski,” he said.
“But honestly he signed for Bayern one and a half years ago, everyone knows that.”
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