Borussia Dortmund forward, Robert Lewandowski, has revealed that Arsenal goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, tried to lure him to London before the Poland striker opted for Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski announced in January that he would be joining the Bavarians at the end of the season when his contract with Dortmund runs out, but had several offers from Europe’s big clubs.
The Polish international now revealed that his countryman Szczesny tried to convince him to move to the Emirates Stadium instead.
"I can confirm that Wojciech Szczesny tried to convince me to join Arsenal,” Lewandowski told a Polish tabloid.
"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."
However, Arsenal’s efforts found closed ears and Lewandowski has committed his long-term future to Champions League winners, Bayern, whilst promising to give his all for Dortmund for the remainder of the season.
The 25-year-old insisted he is committed to the Black and Yellow’s for the final six months and wants to finish his Dortmund career with another title.
"My goal remains to leave Borussia Dortmund with a trophy this summer," Lewandowski told Sport Bild.
"A lot of people have claimed that I am no longer interested in playing for Dortmund, but I have shown that I am still keen to play for BVB. I want to give the fans a nice farewell gift."
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