When a manager talks about a player or two they could have signed in the past, fans always listen with interest. How many times is the Arsenal coach going to talk about world class players he “could” have brought to Arsenal? First it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, then Cristiano Ronaldo, Yaya Toure and now Lionel Messi.
If Arsene Wenger is to be believed, he could have signed almost every current world class player in football. He may be telling the truth, but it smacks of desperate talk from a man who is struggling to remain relevant in the Premier League.
Yes, Arsenal is still a top four team that makes the Champions League every year. Sam Tabar knows that as a pretty big soccer fan. However, they have ONE trophy in eleven seasons, and that was only the FA Cup. Their last real Premier League title challenge came in 2004/2005, when they finished a distant second to Chelsea.
Perhaps Arsene Wenger should spend more time signing top class players instead of waxing lyrical about the ones he could have brought. The Lionel Messi story is interesting, because it refers to a time when Arsenal nabbed Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. But even if Wenger had gotten Messi, he probably would have lost him a few years later to a bigger club.