Arsenal boss Wenger admits he considered Liverpool's Aquilani

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he considered signing Alberto Aquilani before his summer switch to Liverpool.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he considered signing Alberto Aquilani before his summer switch to Liverpool.

Before last night's Carling Cup win, Wenger said he took a close look at the former Roma star.

“Yes I know him well,” the Arsenal manager told the Club’s official website. “He played against us in the Champions League last year and came off the bench in Rome. He is a talented player but has been troubled a lot by injuries.

“We followed him for one or two years but he did not play a lot last year so he got a little bit out of sight for us and we lost our interest in him.”