If Liverpool can fend off Manchester City in the league this season, Klopp will have three of the finest achievements in European football to his name, because all of his titles will have been won against a considerably stronger opponent. Seven years later, he started his journey of becoming a City legend, winning three Premier League titles along the way. Nevertheless, in years to come this German side will not only be a competitive force but are very much capable of winning the tournament. Madrid eventually got their man in 2011 and he hasn’t looked back since, making 279 appearances for the Spanish giants and winning 58 caps for France. Arsenal could have acquired the services of French World Cup winner Pogba back in 2012 when he was on the verge of leaving United. The Gunners could have snapped up the services of one of the most formidable defenders in world football had they acted faster when Varane played for French club Lens. This one would come back to haunt Arsenal as Drogba loved scoring against Wenger’s side – netting 13 times in just 15 matches for London rivals Chelsea.
Arsenal’s £40,000,001 bid back in the summer of 2013, made in the belief that his Liverpool release clause would be triggered, is perhaps the most famous offer in football in recent times. During the group stages, Gnabry netted seven times in eight games which shows his prolific nature and the fact every opposition manager will be keeping one eye on the Bayern Munich star. Kompany, who was viewed as one of the hottest prospects at the back, was identified as a potential replacement for Sol Campbell but Wenger was beaten to his signature by Hamburg before he went on to play for and captain Manchester City. The pair were in talks over a potential move but things did not quite go to plan as he was only offered a trial at Arsenal. Over time, and following the end of his remarkable 22-year spell in north London, Wenger has given some fascinating insight into the players he nearly signed but just missed out on.