The former Arsenal transfer chief Dick Law revealed that the Gunners were looking on how to get deals over the line for duo Hazard and Courtois before they joined Chelsea. Law admitted they desperately wanted to sign the duo, but couldn’t – because of financial restrictions.
Law said; “I remember sitting in meetings with Steve [Rowley], Ivan [Gazidis] and Arsene [Wenger] and gnashing our teeth over Thibaut Courtois. We knew he was good.”“Eden Hazard as well, we wanted to do that deal. But there was a sense of responsibility and running the club prudently, all the time knowing that every £1 we spent we had to act as if it was our money. It was very, very difficult.”