According to the Daily Star, former Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic has confirmed that he was approached by Arsenal during the summer transfer window.
Reports suggest the North London outfit targeted the Serbian striker as a potential replacement for Olivier Giroud.
French international Giroud faces up to four months on the sidelines after he picked up an ankle injury in the early stages of the Premier League season.
However, Zigic’s move failed to materialise with Wenger’s side instead deciding to make a move for Manchester United and England star Danny Welbeck.
It took until the last day of the transfer window for Arsenal to secure their man as Welbeck signed for £16 million after Manchester United deemed the striker surplus to requirements.
And it seems that Zigic’s dream move to the Emirates Stadium is now dead.
The 6 ft 7 in striker said: “Everything that you saw in the press was true. My agent was talking with Arsenal but they finally opted for another player.
“We talked with them until the last days of the market.”
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