England international Jadon Sancho could have been an Arsenal player, according to the former manager Arsene Wenger.
The French tactician has revealed that he tried to bring in Jadon Sancho when the talent was at Manchester City.
Jadon, who now plays for Borussia Dortmund, left the Citizens in 2017 after a lack of game time under Pep Guardiola.
Since his move to Bundesliga, Sancho has become one of the most exciting young English prodigies in the sport and has contributed to 36 goals in three seasons with Dortmund.
And Arsene, who was speaking to beIN Sports, has revealed that Jadon was once a target of his when he was Gunners boss.
“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 told beIN Sports.
Arsene went on to praise his talents, by stating that Sancho had something in his game that was similar to some of the sport’s superstars.
“He’s one of the best players of his generation. He can dribble, he has the arrogance,” Wenger added.
“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.”
Sancho netted twice in England’s 5-3 win against Kosovo, with both assists coming from former Manchester City team-mate Raheem Sterling.
Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is keen on joining Real Madrid, according to Defensa Central.
The Gabon international was strongly connected with a move to the Bernabeu before joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund during last year’s January transfer market.