9 Superstar players Arsenal Almost Signed or Missed out on

9 Superstars  players Arsenal Almost Signed or Missed out on

With numbers of superstar or players, Arsenal has missed out on, If actually, they landed some of them they would have been among the top team in Europe competing for major trophies like the champions league which is their dream trophy. They came close to winning the trophy back in 2006 when they hosted Barcelona in the final with the like of Thierry Henry and co still with the team

However, they have missed out on a fair amount of these players in recent years during former manager Arsene Wenger era.

In this article we will take you on the top 9 superstar arsenal has missed out on due to one or two reason well known to them

1) Thomas Lemar

Thomas Benoît Lemar is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the France national team. He is known for his versatility, being able to play on both wings and through the centre. Features of his game include dribbling and passing ability.

Arteta is said to have come closest in January of last year, eyeing up a potential swap deal that would have seen Alexandre Lacazette head in the opposite direction to Atletico Madrid, but in the end the transfer failed to materialise. 

2) N’Golo Kante  

N'Golo Kanté is a French professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team.

Arsenal opted to sign Granit Xhaka due to the Frenchman’s expensive agent fees, and it was a decision they lived to regret when he inspired Chelsea to the title that season.

3) Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.

Wenger’s failure to sign Ronaldo during his Sporting Lisbon days must surely keep him up at night to this day.

4) Kylian Mbappe  

Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Widely considered as one of the best players in the world, he is known for his dribbling, explosive speed, and clinical finishing.

One of many Wenger near-misses on this list, the legendary Arsenal boss claims to have nearly signed PSG superstar Mbappe before he sealed a £130million move to the Parc des Princes in 2017.

5) Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Juventus. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and by some as the greatest ever.

Things could have worked out so differently for the Italian shot-stopper had he not snubbed a move to Arsenal in 2001.  

6) David Beckham  

David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is an English former professional footballer, the current president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City.

Wenger has revealed he would have signed the England great before his loan move to AC Milan in 2009 had the Gunners been able to afford his wages.  

7) Thiago Alcantara  

Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento, also known simply as Thiago, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Spain national team.

Reports suggest the north London club launched an enquiry to Bayern Munich about signing him last summer, only for Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions to eventually win the race for his signature.  

8) Yaya Toure

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder and last played for Chinese Super League club Qingdao Huanghai. Touré aspired to be a striker during his youth and has played centre-back, including for Barcelona in the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final

Wenger was not impressed, branding Ivory Coast midfielder’s performance during a trial at Arsenal back in 2003 as “completely average” on the day. Toure eventually went on to win two Spanish titles and the Champions League with Barcelona, before playing an integral part in three Premier League title triumphs with City.  

9) Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

The GOAT contender was understood to have been close to joining them alongside Barcelona team-mate Cesc Fabregas, with former agent Fabian Soldini admitting he was “tempted” to move to Highbury.

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