Arsene Wenger missed signing Ronaldo and Messi while in charge of Arsenal

Arsene Wenger missed signing Ronaldo and Messi while in charge of Arsenal

- Arsene Wenger missed the signing of Ronaldo and Messi for Arsenal

- The Frenchman also failed to sign Ibrahimovic and Didier Drogba

- Drogba went on to play for Chelsea and was very tough against the Gunners

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French professional football coach Arsene Wenger spent two decades at Premier League side Arsenal winning the Premier League and also the FA Cup titles with the Gunners.

The most painful title the former Monaco coach missed while coaching Arsenal was the Champions League final in which the Gunners lost 2-1 against Barcelona.

Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue were in good form for Arsenal in the Champions League before they lost against the Spanish side.

However, there are players Arsene Wenger gave the chance to play for Arsenal during his stay at Highbury and also the Emirates and there are also players he missed signing them.

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According to the report on UK Mirror, below are the list of players Arsene Wenger should have signed

1. Lionel Messi

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Gerard Pique

4. Juan Mata

5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

6. Yaya Toure

7. N'Golo Kante

8. Gianluigi Buffon

9. Vincent Kompany

10. Didier Drogba

Back then in 2003, Arsene Wenger claimed that he had an agreement with Sporting Lisbon over the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo and even had lunch with his mother before Manchester United hijacked the deal.

Also when Arsenal signed Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona academy, they also had the chance to lure Lionel Messi to England, but they could not.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the other hand has trial at Arsenal when he was a 17-year-old youngster, but the Gunners were unable to get his signature under Arsene Wenger.

Arsene Wenger missed signing Ronaldo and Messi while in charge of Arsenal

Arsene Wenger missed signing Ronaldo and Messi while in charge of Arsenal. Photo by Boris Streubel
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained that Premier League side Manchester United offered him the chance to become their coach which he rejected.

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Arsene Wenger spent 22 years at Arsenal before he left last two years and was replaced with Unai Emery who later got sacked after the Gunners failed to do well in the Premier League.

During his time with the Gunners, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson who was Manchester United coach were rivals in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger stated clearly that he was offered Manchester United job, but he did not reveal when the Red Devils actually wanted him to become their gaffer.

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