Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed how close he came to joining Arsenal.
Ronaldo was watched by the Gunners, before he made the move to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.
It was at Old Trafford where the Portugal captain made his name, before leaving for Real Madrid in a then-world record transfer.
In an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV aired this week, Ronaldo was asked how close he actually came to playing in north London.
"I was one step away from joining Arsenal.
"I appreciate what Arsenal did for me, especially Arsene Wenger. They're a great club," he replied.