According to ESPN, former Arsenal target Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that his compatriot and Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny tried to convince the striker to join him at the Emirates Stadium, before ultimately signing for Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski has been one of the most lethal strikers in Europe over the past few years, and was wanted by many clubs in the Barclays Premier League. Manchester United openly declared their interest in the player, but could not crack a deal with Dortmund. The German club had already lost players like Mario Gotze to Bayern, but inevitably wanted to accept the deal which helped them financially. The signing of Patrick Aubameyang by Dortmund from Saint Etienne was sealed in order to replace the leaving Lewandowski, and the Gabon international has scored 11 league goals in 18 appearances this season, proving his place in the side.
Arsenal failed to sign a striker in the recently concluded January transfer window, and that could prove to be fatal in the Premier League title race, with the UEFA Champions League also resuming in the coming weeks.