Arsenal has long been linked with so many top players despite failing to sign any of them.
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The likes of Etoo, C. Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Kylian Mbappe are among the superstars who have slipped through the net over the years, leaving Arsenal fans wondering what could have been.
Arsene Wenger has now spoken out about the previous failed attempts to sign Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.
Arsenal had identified the pair while luring Cesc Fabregas to north London, with the Frenchman admitting they contacted the Catalan club to inquire about their availability.
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Wenger made the revelation on ‘Against The Odds – Cesc Fabregas: Pass Master.’
The show, which will air on ITV4 this week, promises to reveal behind-the-scenes footage of Fabregas’ illustrious career.
To be honest when signing Cesc, we also contacted Messi and Pique. Pique in the end decided to go to Man United, Fabregas decided to join us, and Barcelona kept Messi of course! That’s how it happened.