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Wenger claims he tried to sign Sancho

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle

We’ve all seen and heard a lot from former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over the course of the last year or so, as he continues to come to terms with the fact that he is no longer in charge of the club. While that may sound ridiculous to say out loud, it’s true, because the guy just doesn’t seem to understand that he is no longer in charge and a lot of people don’t really value what he has to say anymore.

Alas, that hasn’t stopped him from giving every interview under the sun, with many of the stories he tells relating to players that he came close to signing during his time with the Gunners. We’re kind of surprised it hasn’t become a meme of some kind already, because the man truly does know how to exaggerate unlike any other.

During his most recent interview, he spoke out about one man in particular: Jadon Sancho. The Borussia Dortmund star is coming off the back of another strong display for the England national team, leaving many to wonder if he is going to be the main man alongside Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane as we look ahead to UEFA Euro 2020. After all, all of these goals that are flying in can’t simply be a coincidence.

Either way, though, this all comes back around to the same thing: Wenger and his stories.

“I wanted to take him from Man City when he didn’t get the games.

“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.”

Arsene Wenger is an interesting guy and we actually value some of the opinions he has and some of the statements that he makes. With that being said, we prefer him as a pundit than as a manager, especially given that he doesn’t actually have anything to do with the day to day operations at the Emirates anymore.

We aren’t just going to forget about the end of his time with the club just because he’s back in the news because that just wouldn’t be all too fair to the likes of Unai Emery.

Do you believe Arsene Wenger?

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