Arsenal boss Wenger admits he considered Liverpool's Aquilani
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.”