Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke to BeIN Sports about his attempt to sign Jadon Sancho for the Gunners and he also rejected Real Madrid.
In Arsenal’s history under manager Arsene Wenger, there are several stories like the one he just told the folks from beIN Sports about the day he tried to sign Jadon Sancho for the Gunners.
The French manager has a story for every single great player who ever lived in modern football, he has a story for the time he attempted to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, another one for the time he tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he also had a story for that time when he tried to sign Lionel Messi.
The truth of the matter is that Arsene Wenger did get access to a market that very few managers had in European football during his prime, but we really think that he exaggerates what he talks about sometimes to sound more interesting than he already is.
Jadon Sancho might have been on the list of several clubs in Europe, and Wenger might have tried to sign him when he still played at Watford’s academy but we think it’s an odd coincidence that he talks about this moment exactly when the English player is going through a great moment at Borussia Dortmund.
Arsène Wenger confirms that he tried to bring Jadon Sancho to Arsenal.
— Darren (@DF_Arsenal) February 13, 2019
Wenger appeared on beIN Sports earlier on Wednesday to talk about several topics, he discussed that time he tried to sign the English youngster and he also revealed that he rejected an offer from Florentino Perez more than one time during his career.
“I wanted to take him from Man City when he didn’t get the games,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS.
“I tried to lure him because he’s from London. I tried to get him to Arsenal. He’s one of the best players of his generation. He can dribble, he has the arrogance.”
“There’s something in there that is part of the big players. You can call it arrogance, confidence, belief; but it has to be there.”
About his time to sign for Los Blancos, Wenger confirmed that the time has passed already.
“I have turned down Real Madrid more than once, but I must say now it’s over for me.”
“Yes, we live with our values at the time it was in the middle of the process of moving the stadium. I guaranteed that and I’m happy with my decision.”
“I feel that if you ask any manager in the world they would say yes as they [Real Madrid] are the biggest club in the world,” he added.
Wenger on Sancho: "Its an incredible story because pressure on these boys from a young age is very big. Second thing is pressure form all the clubs. I say that freely because I wanted him from City. I tried to lure him – because he’s from London – I tried to get him to #Arsenal" pic.twitter.com/EQGrkwrtSq
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) February 13, 2019
Jadon Sancho is fine where he is right now at Borussia Dortmund, although he didn’t really perform against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday but he still has a very bright career ahead of him.
There is a very small chance that he will be on Arsenal’s radar again in the near future, a possible arrival to Manchester United is way more likely than becoming a Gunner when he decides to leave the German club.
All Sancho can do for now is shake off the most recent defeat, keep training hard and try to prepare as much as he can for the return leg against Tottenham Hotspur.
Not everything is lost for Borussia Dortmund despite having lost 3-0 against Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but we do have to say that they are the ones with the most difficult task ahead of them after the first leg.
Jadon Sancho needs to step up for his squad in the upcoming match, but his age might prove an important obstacle that prevents him from going further in the competition due to his inexperience on this specific tournament.
Good to be back in London but tough game and not the result we wanted today.. It’s not over !! we’ll keep fighting till the end. Massive thanks to our travelling fans! #JS7 @BVB pic.twitter.com/XPjIVC6X8N
— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) February 14, 2019
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