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Antoine Griezmann reveals that he’ll never sign for Arsenal after snub

Antoine Griezmann's autobiography 'Behind the Smile' continues to reveal interesting soundbites, including an Arsenal snub in 2013

Arsenal sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

The above is a sentence you’ll never see happen, as the Frenchman revealed in his autobiography ‘Behind the Smile’.

Griezmann explained that an Arsenal snub in 2013 left him with a bad taste in his mouth.


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Point to the worst haircut in the room

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Point to the worst haircut in the room

It all started when Arsenal scout informed Giles Grimandi- yep, that Giles Grimandi- of Arsene Wenger’s interest in the summer of 2013.

Griezmann was still a Real Sociedad player, coming off the back of a season in which he’d scored ten league goals in 34 games.

The forward’s desire to move to Arsenal was such that he told his agent to ‘put aside all other offers’ and wait for something concrete to materialise.

That moment of relief when you realise you don’t have to play with Yaya Sanogo

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That moment of relief when you realise you don’t have to play with Yaya Sanogo

He said: “I waited, I waited, and I kept waiting… when there was no news, Eric called Grimandi, who said that the manager was still interested in me and to keep waiting.

“Finally a few hours before the market closed, he let us know Arsenal would not make a move. I don’t like to be told something and for it not to happen.

“So when Eric told me later that the London club were interested again I told him ‘Forget it, after the blow they gave us.'”

He won’t be picking up to Arsene Wenger

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He won’t be picking up to Arsene Wenger

Ahh, blown it.

But what caused Arsenal to pull the plug on any potential deal?

Well, that summer Wenger tied up a deal for Mesut Ozil, so Arsenal fans can’t really complain.

Oh, they also signed Yaya Sanogo. Wenger really does spoil you rotten, Arsenal fans.