nside Futbol have revealed that Arsenal were initially trying to sign Lazio midfielder Hernanes before bidding for Madrid’s ace Mesut Ozil.
The North Londoners landed Ozil from Real Madrid by breaking their transfer record of £42.5 million. This did not only shock the fans, but the players were left in equal shock as well, especially stars like Ronaldo.
However, according to Inside Futbol, Ozil was not Wenger’s first choice, as the Lazio man was his first preference.
They cite their reference from the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who state that Lazio’s rejection from Arsenal paved the way for Ozil’s move. The details of the bid are still unknown.
However, most of the Arsenal fans will be glad the deal got rejected because Ozil would have not joined Arsenal then.
Written by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)