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Arsenal’s Almost Signed XI

Arsenal’s Almost Signed XI

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 09, 2017 06:00 PM @KurtLaduma

Kylian Mbappe rejected Arsenal in the recent transfer window, but here is a full starting XI of players the club have failed to sign over the years, including two Ballon d’Or winners!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see 11 players stars the Gunners have failed to sign, according to Sky Sports.

Arsene Wenger has undergone a tough couple of years at Arsenal, often receiving criticism for the club’s failure to win the Premier League since 2004. Sky Sports put together a team of players the Gunners have been unable to attract over the seasons, starting with Joe Hart in goal.

Raphael Varane is also said to be among the players Wenger failed to lure to the club, as well as Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and FC Barcelona’s veteran defender Gerard Pique.

In 2014, the French boss said Arsenal tried to sign Paul Pogba before he signed for Juventus, while he also revealed he attempted to lure N’Golo Kante to Arsenal when he was in France and when he was Leicester City.

Wenger also admitted that failing to sign Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003 was his biggest regret, while that same year the manager tried to convince FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to join the Gunners, but of course, the Argentine remained in Spain.

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar is another one that got away, and is one of the more recent failed signing. The Gunners were said to be pushing for his signature on deadline day last month, but could not get the deal done as the player was believed to have snubbed the move.

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The two strikers in the publications’ XI are Luis Suarez and Mbappe. The Frenchman admitted he held talks with Wenger in this recent window before moving to Paris Saint-Germain, while Suarez reportedly rejected the club two seasons before signing for Barca in 2014.

Do you think Arsenal signing any of these players would have won the club more trophies? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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cargo_Tk-777 Sep 12, 2017 09:32 AM
that the best squad,,,,
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mrcee@.com Sep 09, 2017 11:47 PM
Almost signed 11
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Bakho10 Sep 09, 2017 10:37 PM
Wenger is useless when it comes to convince players to join his club
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#eddie Sep 09, 2017 09:49 PM
Yooh with that squad they would hav been inferior/unbeatable....
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Dancle Sep 09, 2017 06:24 PM
Wenger is facing it

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