David Silva was the latest name added to the list of players Arsène Wenger rejected, let’s see if we can make an XI from players Arsenal have snubbed.
Wenger is so open about the players he ‘almost signed’ or ‘considered signing’ that fans roll their eyes when they hear those words leave his mouth.
But what if we only look at those players Wenger admits to rejecting or that we know the club made an offer below the player’s valuation?
Not the most ‘all-star’ start to the list, but definitely one of the more petty rejections by the Gunners.
Fulham had set an asking price of £5m, Arsenal (who desperately needed a keeper) made an offer of £2m in May.
The Gunners then came back in August and made a new offer…of £2m.
Schwarzer handed in a transfer request, and the Gunners reportedly finally upped their bid to £4m, but not the £5m Fulham wanted, and that was that.