In his new autobiography Behind The Smile, Griezmann claims Arsenal saved him in a position at the end of the 2013 summer time transfer window.
The forward says Arsenal suggested his agent Eric Olhats in 2013 to ‘set aside all provides’ because of the eagerness from the Gunners.
However, a switch failed to materialise.
The France international discussed: “I waited, I waited, and I saved in a position … when there used to be as soon as no data, Eric referred to as Grimandi, who discussed that the manager used to be as soon as however all in favour of me [and] to keep in a position.
“Finally a few hours prior to closed, he let us know Arsenal would not make a switch. I don’t like to be told something and for it not to happen.
“So when Eric instructed me later that the London membership have been once more I instructed him: ‘Forget it, after the blow they gave us.”
But Griezmann isn’t the only well-known particular person player Arsenal have come close to signing all the way through Arsene Wenger’s reign at the Emirates.
Click during the gallery above to see which players the Gunners have failed to sign!