Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is as highly revered a figure at the Emirates Stadium as he is despised. The French tactician did wonders with the North London club before the financial constraints due to the building of the new stadium forced his hand in the transfer market.
Widely acclaimed for his patience with the development of young talents and giving chances to youngsters for a place in the starting XI, Arsene Wenger has managed some of the biggest players to play in the Premier League.
However, the Gunners boss has still managed to make huge blunders in the transfer market as he has let go of opportunities to sign some of the biggest superstars of the modern day.
Here's a look at 10 such players who almost signed for Arsnenal before going on to sign for other clubs:
#10 Gianluigi Buffon
The legendary Juventus stopper has had many admirers throughout his career but the Italy international revealed that it was Arsenal that he was very close to signing for.
However, the Bianconeri legend revealed that ultimately his love and loyalty for the club stopped him from swapping sides and he decided to stay with the Italian giants instead of moving over to England.
Dspite being 39, Buffon is still going strong and it is anyone's guess how influential a role the Azzurri icon would have played for Wenger and Arsenal had he signed for the club.