Zigic confirms Wenger call

Striker Nikola Zigic has confirmed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made an enquiry regarding his availability in the transfer window.

Last Updated: 05/09/14 at 12:03 Post Comment

Nikola Zigic: Was subject to interest from Arsenal

Nikola Zigic: Was subject to interest from Arsenal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wenger explored several options throughout the window, with Olivier Giroud's injury adding a sense of urgency to the French boss' search.

Having extensively scoured the market, Arsenal eventually managed to bring in Danny Welbeck from Manchester United just before the transfer deadline.

Former Birmingham City striker Zigic, who is currently a free agent, says he was flattered by Arsenal’s interest and would have loved to make the move.

"Everything that you saw in the press was true," IBTimes UK.

"My agent was talking with Arsenal but they finally opted for another player.

"We talked with them until the last few days of the market.

"I am very happy because Arsenal had me on their list. I would have liked it.

"Big teams always consider several alternatives before signing one."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Harry Kane says debut England goal is a 'dream come true'

Harry Kane said his first goal for England was "a dream come true" after he scored 78 seconds into his debut appearance.

England 4-0 Lithuania: Harry Kane scores 78 seconds into debut

Harry Kane scored 78 seconds into his England debut from the bench as Roy Hodgson’s men beat Lithuania 4-0.

Scholes: Bale 'perfect' for United

Paul Scholes says Gareth Bale would be "a natural fit" for Manchester United and believes the winger could have the same impact as Eric Cantona.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company