Arsenal have played a huge part in the lives of several star players as they have been nurtured into professi0nals.
However, Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper has revealed that he turned an opportunity to join Arsenal.
The youngster was approached by the Gunners over the summer but reveals why he instead opted for a loan switch to Granada
The midfielder, 21, is currently playing at Granada after Luis Enrique decided to send the Barca starlet out on loan for the 2016-17 campaign.
But while his potential had previously caught the eye of Wenger, Samper insists that he is only interested in eventually succeeding at Camp Nou.
“I did not want to even listen to Wenger,” he told Sport.
“I made it clear to him that I wanted to stay, that I wanted to triumph at Barca, that I was a Cule fanatic and that making it at Barca in the future would make me the happiest.”
With the likes of Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez all options for Barca in the middle of the pitch, Samper may have to wait for his opportunity.