- Arsene has been heavily involved in transfer negotiations during his 22 years at Arsenal.
- The Frenchman names many transfers he wish came through, including Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Mbappe.
- Wenger admits sometimes things get in the way at the last minute and every club has these stories aplenty.
"I could you give 20 transfers I wish I completed at Arsenal! The last one is Mbappe. The player would tell you I was at his home at the end of his contract but Monaco managed to keep him. It was a decision that was very very tight but I could understand it. He was educated there and in the end, he decided to sign and stay there.
"His numbers are absolutely unbelievable. He has that charisma and looks to be natural at the level that he plays. He doesn't look to be fazed by the occasion.
"Overall there are so many that I would have loved to complete and I couldn't for different reasons: Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo... Sometimes it happens because at the last minute something gets in-between and that's part of the game. I think every club is full of transfers they couldn't complete."
It would have been simply beautiful if Arsenal managed to sign Mbappe because there are so many comparisons to be made with Thierry Henry here. But that's life, we can't really complain as we got Aubameyang instead, another lethal finisher in his prime.