- Arsene Wenger has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo almost joined Arsenal when he was in charge
- The Frenchman explained that the Portugal international would have changed the fortunes of the Gunners
- Arsene Wenger has left Arsenal after 22 years in charge of the Premier League side
Frenchman Arsene Wenger has explained that his biggest transfer regret was not to have signed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo when he was in charge of Arsenal.
Wenger was said to be among the top football managers that discovered the talent of Cristiano Ronaldo while he was playing in Portugal.
And even the Portugal international explained that he almost joined the Gunners in the year 2003, but instead joined rivals Manchester United.
During his time at Old Trafford, Ronaldo won eight trophies in six years before moving to Real Madrid for a then-world record fee.
Arsene Wenger who just left Arsenal after 22 years stated that the fortunes of the Gunners would have been very different if Ronaldo had joined Arsenal.
“I nearly signed Ronaldo and I think that would have changed the history of Arsenal Football Club.
“The Ronaldo story was very, very close,'' ex Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger explained according to Daily Star UK.
Arsene Wenger was at the North London club since 1996 and won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Frenchman Arsene Wenger stated clearly that his successor at Arsenal must bring in fresh legs to the Emirates stadium for the Gunners to be able to compete for the Premier League title.
After 22 years in charge of the North London club, Arsene Wenger signed off with a 1-0 win against Huddersfield on Sunday, May 13.
Arsene Wenger however believes there is a bright future for Arsenal and the new manager starting from their campaign next season.
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