Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has revealed he tried to convince his Polish team mate Robert Lewandowski to join the Gunners.
The striker, who was reportedly on the radar of the Gunners, will move to Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund in the summer after a deal was agreed with the Bundesliga champions.
Arsene Wenger confirmed that the Gunners had looked into the possibility of signing Lewandowski and Szczesny admitted that he was unsuccessful in trying to persuade his Poland international team-mate to move to the Emirates Stadium.
"Lewandowski has been my friend for a very long time," he told Arsenal Player after the victory over Fulham.
When asked if he was unable to convince Lewandowski to join, he added: "I tried my best [to get him to join Arsenal]."
Szczesny was also full of praise for Spanish teammate Santi Cazorla after the midfield playmaker scored a brace in the 2-0 win against Fulham on Saturday.
"I think Santi's always been a very important player for us and when he plays like he did [against Fulham] he's one of the best in the Premier League," Szczesny said.
"We're very happy to have him and delighted for him because he's not scored a lot of goals and he was getting a bit frustrated so this will be a very enjoyable game for him."
Arsene Wenger's men now face a number of daunting fixtures in the next few weeks. These fixtures will test their squad depth and possibly determine whether they will be worthy of being crowned champions or not.
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