Arsene Wenger is well known for his penny pinching ways. Rather than buying the best that money can buy, the French manager would much prefer to find a cheaper alternative and save his funds for the Arsenal Christmas party.
Joking aside, there is no doubt that despite Wenger’s tight hold of the purse strings, many top quality Premier League players have come through the doors at the Emirates throughout their prestigious history.
But with any club, there will always be a few who got away; the ones that in hindsight should have been signed, but at the time were either simply not possible, or fate took a different turn.
We’ve compiled a top ten list for your enjoyment, leaving us to ponder what could have been if some of these top stars had made the move to North London.