Back in 2013, Antoine Griezmann was told by Gunners that he was top of their transfer wish-list. Arsenal scout Giles Grimandi informed Antoine Griezmann agent, Eric Olhats of Arsene Wenger’s interest.
Antoine Griezmann who at that time was playing at Real Sociedad revealed in his new autobiography how he “kept waiting” for the chance to join Arsene Wenger side. But an offer was never made for the striker.
Griezmann wrote in his new autobiography, “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'”.
Griezmann eventually signed for Ateltico Madrid in 2014 after Arsenal landed Yaya Sanogo over the France star.