Two Bayern Munich stars were targeted by Arsenal during this transfer window according to a newspaper report.
With the Gunners searching for new strikers, manager Arsene Wenger reportedly asked if either superstar would be available for transfer but was swiftly rejected on both counts.
Muller has played 302 times for Bayern to date, scoring 122 goals and provided 105 assists in the process, while Lewandowski has scored 27 times in 52 matches for Pep Guardiola’s side having previously netted 103 times for Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.
It is no surprise Bayern rejected approaches for two of their star players, and equally unsurprising that Arsenal would have been interested in the first place.
After all, the Gunners could do with an additional world-class front-man as they bid to win the Premier League title and push for success in Europe this season and beyond.
The Mail report claims Wenger has now turned his attention to Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema having been told the Bayern duo were going nowhere.
Arsenal have only signed Petr Cech so far this summer and to date that move has not exactly gone according to plan.
In time the experienced stopper should play his way back into form but how Arsenal could do with an additional striker as they bid to build on back-to-back FA Cup victories.