ARSENE WENGER revealed he tried to sign Jadon Sancho while the attacker was at Manchester City.
Sancho spent two seasons with Man City after joining from Watford in 2015 – but the winger left Manchester to join Borussia Dortmund in a search for regular first-time football.
The 18-year-old has thrived in Germany this season with his devastating pace, power and dribbling ability.
Sancho returned to England tonight as Dortmund play Tottenham in the Champions League last 16.
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, working as a pundit for beIN sport was full of praise for the England star as he revealed he “tired to lure” the ex-City player to sign for the Gunners.
Wenger said: “He is one of the best players of his generation, he can dribble, he has the arrogance – look at the boy, there is something in there that is part of the big players.
“You can call that confidence, arrogance, belief but it has to be there.
“The pressure now on these young boys from an early age is very big, the pressure from all the clubs.
“I say that freely because I wanted to take him from Man City when he didn’t get the game – I tried as well to lure him because he’s from London, I tried to get him to Arsenal as well.
“I must say, they get a lot of money before they play games. So it doesn’t improve the hunger index.
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“So I must say for these boys it’s a test because they are rich before they play.”
Sancho has netted seven times in 21 Bundesliga games this season, while the teenager has made three senior England appearances.