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Cristiano Ronaldo “very close” to joining Arsenal
“He was very close to coming here. He has a number nine shirt with Ronaldo on the back from Arsenal Football Club.”
Wenger has revealed that Cristiano was very close to joining the Gunners early in his career, he was given his own No9 shirt.
Wenger has revealed in the past how Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo had a week-long trial at Arsenal but Wenger will have amazed fans at just how close he came.
“What happened was that Carlos Queiroz went to Manchester United and they snapped him away from us because he knew him from Sporting.
“That’s what life is about. You give your best but sometimes you might find that people are stronger than you. That can happen as well.”
The following summer, Arsenal signed Jose Antonio Reyes, Cesc Fabregas & Robin van Persie.