Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann was linked to a number of Premier League clubs during the summer but chose to stay with his club because of the transfer ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In his recently released autobiography, Griezmann revealed how Arsenal made him wait for a transfer in 2013 which led him to dismiss them later on.
“I waited, I waited, and I kept waiting,” Griezmann wrote in his autobiography Behind the Smile.
“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’”.
The 26-year-old, who still plays for Madrid could be on the move next summer but it is very unlikely that he will move to Arsenal.