Champions League hero another player that Arsenal failed to sign years ago

Arsene Wenger’s reign is filled with several players that got away from the club and that list includes the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo.

You can now add serial league winner and the latest Champions League hero, Kingsley Coman to that list after Wenger’s admission five years ago.

Coman scored the winning goal for Bayern Munich as they beat his former team PSG to win the 2020 Champions League in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Frenchman started his career at PSG but left the Parisians back in 2014. Several clubs wanted to sign the prodigiously talented star at the time and Arsenal were one of them.

Wenger revealed that the Gunners did all they could to land him and that he was very close to joining them before opting for a move to Juve.

Five years ago, Wenger revealed as quoted in the Sun: “Yes, we really tried to sign Kingsley Coman in the summer of 2014.

“The transfer was almost completed, but he preferred Juventus.”

Coman has now won 20 trophies at 24 and after playing less than 200 games.

Arsenal fans can only wonder what he could have done for us if we had managed to sign him back when he was available and probably a whole lot cheaper than he is today.

Tags Arsene Wenger Kingsley Coman

9 Comments

  1. Rory johnson says:

    Wolves in advanced talks to sign AMN, fee reported to be around 20mill. Dont know how I feel about this one tbh.

    1. RSH says:

      Seems we cannot give AMN what he wants which is a starting spot. Probably in midfield. Wolves has probably convinced him they can. I’ll definitely miss him… We are starting to lose a lot of English players, academy products mainly. I hope our youngsters can become starters eventually. You need academy players that understand the culture of the club in your team.

      1. Thomo says:

        I don’t want him to go but realistically would he be a regular especially in midfield no so for his sake he should move on but I really hope he makes it, good luck

  2. Trudeau says:

    Given that Arsenal are linked to about 150 players every transfer window, you’d be hard pressed to find a player who scores in a CL final that wasn’t linked to us.

    1. edward joseph small says:

      Well said Trudeau.

  3. Top Gunner says:

    Wenger could easily spot talented players. Imagine the likes of Yaya Toure and Mbappe. He managed to spot that talent when few people knew about them

  4. Geoffrey says:

    I will miss him but let him go for the sake of first sport in mid. Gud luck bro

  5. Reggie says:

    Doesn’t it just get tedious reading all these players we didn’t sign. Why do we want to know we were crap at letting talent go again.

  6. Edwin warburton says:

    who cares about who Wenger wanted to sign.he never did so its history Water under the bridge.

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