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Arsene Wenger: The player I would have loved to have managed


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger again confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the many top stars of the game he could have signed.

Together with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure, the Portugal international is one of the many players the Frenchman was very close to signing.

"My biggest regret: I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo," Wenger said during a sponsors' question and answer session this week.

"And not only did I not get him, but he signed for Manchester United. That, of course, still hurts today."

Drogba has an impressive record against the Gunners, a little less than a one goal-per-game ratio, and Wenger revealed he would have loved to manage him at Arsenal.

"I would have loved to have managed Didier Drogba, for two reasons," added the Frenchman.

"One, I missed him when he played at Le Mans in France, not even in the top league. I knew there was a good player there and I missed him.

"And secondly, because he hurt us so much in big games that all this pain would not have happened."

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