English Premiership

Wenger reveals failed Sancho pursuit

Arsene Wenger (Getty Images)
Arsene Wenger (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsene Wenger has once again risked the wrath of Arsenal fans after revealing he missed out on signing Jadon Sancho prior to the winger's move to Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho emerged as one of England's most exciting players after leaving the country to join Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

After not being given a first-team chance at Manchester City, the winger sought solace in Germany and soon proved his worth.

Some promising displays in his first season in 2017/18 were followed by a breakthrough campaign in 2018/19, interest from afar and England recognition.

But even before he established himself at Dortmund, Sancho was "wanted" at Arsenal, as confirmed by Wenger.

"I wanted to take him from Man City when he didn't get the games," he 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."

- TeamTalk Media

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