Soon to be Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that Wojciech Szczesny tried to get him to join Arsenal rather than the German behemoths.
The Gunners keeper and the Dortmund man are international room-mates, and as well as trying to convince him while awake, Szczesny would wait till Lewandowski was sleeping to whisper ‘Join Arsenal. You want to join Arsenal’, in his ear.
Speaking to the Polish press, he said, “I can confirm that Wojciech Szczesny tried to convince me to join Arsenal.
“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 games at Colney, there were important people from Arsenal at our sessions as well.”
Perhaps it was a last-gasp attempt from the manager, who said last month, “Yes we looked into Lewandowski but honestly he signed for Bayern one and a half years ago, everyone knows that.”
Rumours that Lukas Podolski was told to give Mesut Ozil an international duty wedgie until he signed for us cannot be confirmed at this point, while Szczesny needs to work on his persuasion skill, which WhoScored have as one of his big weaknesses.