Arsenal boss made frustrating admission about Bayern hero Kingsley Coman last year

You guessed it... Arsenal nearly signed him.

You can mark Kingsley Coman down as another star who Arsenal tried and failed to sign at a young age.

The Bayern Munich winger was sensational last night as he helped Pep Guardiola's side come back and knock out the club who had loaned him out, Juventus.

Coman, 19, was the star of the show, leaving most fans wondering just how Juventus came to that decision in the first place.

They aren't the only ones who should be frustrated.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger last year confirmed that he came close to signing him for the Gunners when he left PSG.

Wenger told The Mirror: "Yes we really tried to sign Kingsley Coman in the summer of 2014.

"The transfer was almost completed, but he preferred Juventus."

The obvious question is, did Arsenal try hard enough? 

Would this have happened in the late 1990s, when Wenger had the pick of the best French talent around, and could convince his targets to join him without problem.

Coman goes down as another missed opportunity for the Gunners, and is likely to only get better over the course of his career.

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