Liverpool's Aquilani was Arsenal target

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed the Gunners considered signing Alberto Aquilani from Roma before Liverpool made their move.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed the Gunners considered signing Alberto Aquilani from Roma before Liverpool made their move.

The French tactician maintained that the injury-prone nature of the player was the eventual deal breaker.

"Yes I know him [Aquilani] well," Wenger 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."

 
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