Griezmann is sure to start for Atletico in the first-leg of their Europa League semifinal against the team which infamously rejected him five years ago.
The Frenchman revealed in his autobiography, 'Behind the smile': "In the summer of 2013, Gilles Grimandi, the scout from Arsenal, told me that (Arsene) Wenger was interested in me, so I put aside all other offers.
"I waited and I kept waiting. My agent (Eric Olhats) called Gilles and told him I was interested. Finally, hours before the market closed, Arsenal told us that they would not move.
"I do not like being told that something will happen and then it does not happen. When Eric told me they were interested again, I said, 'forget it'."