Chilean forward was not Wenger’s first choice.
Arsenal tried to sign Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona this summer before eventually moving for Alexis Sanchez instead, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Gunners made one of the most exciting signings of the summer when they brought in Sanchez, but it has emerged that the Chilean international was not Arsene Wenger’s first choice.
Talks were progressing well for Pedro to move to the Emirates Stadium before the Spaniard had a late change of heart, prompting Arsenal to move for Sanchez instead.
With hindsight, this may have been the better move, with Pedro suffering something of a dip in form for the Catalan giants this season.