Arsene Wenger has revisited how close Arsenal came to signing Barcelona star Leo Messi and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Wenger revealed how Arsenal missed out on Ronaldo and Messi during his time at the club.
When asked if he ever tried to sign Ronaldo, Wenger explained: “Yes, you have to live with regret in life with unachieved business.
“And this is a big part of it.”
He added: “Never [had Messi with an Arsenal shirt]. We were in discussion with him when we bought Fabregas.
“You can realise sometimes what fantastic youth teams you had before when you’re a club like Barcelona.
“But in the same team: Messi, Pique and Fabregas. Pique and Fabregas came to Spain, Messi came to England and Messi stayed in Spain.
“We were interested in him, yes. But he was untouchable at the time.”