He may have suffered domestic and international heartbreak in the finals of the Champions League and European Championship, but it’s fair to say it’s been a pretty decent year for France international Antoine Griezmann.
The Atletico Madrid attacker recently came third behind Messi and Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or and was today crowned France Football’s French Player of the Year for 2016.
In an interview granted to the magazine that bestowed him with his latest honour the 25-year-old answered questions from his peers…and that’s where this becomes ‘relevant’ to Arsenal.
Laurent Koscielny, who played alongside Griezmann as France reached the final of EURO 2016 in Paris, took the opportunity to cheekily ask if he fancies a move to the Emirates.
Here’s what Kos said (translated by Get French Football News): “If you want to discover a new league, why not do it at Arsenal with us?”
“If you want to discover a new league, why not do it at Arsenal with us?”
Alas, before you head to the Armoury to have Griezmann’s name put on your replica shirt, here’s what he replied:
“For Arsenal, he speaks to me about them often. But I feel good at Madrid. I do not want to leave. I feel calm here. The little one (baby girl) has just arrived, I am playing matches, I feel good. Sorry, I am going to stay. But Arsenal is a wonderful team. They play great with the ball.”
We’ll assume Antoine didn’t watch us on Sunday, otherwise, he’d have been well within his rights to answer: