Date: 2nd November 2007 at 6:39pm
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Arsene Wenger admitted he would have signed Carlos Tevez had United not been in the chase earlier.

The Gunners boss obviously felt he had no chance with all the massively complicated ownership that United were sorting out steadily by the time he tried to make something of his interest.

‘When I saw Manchester United on the case, I thought no. If they had not been on the case, yes,’ Wenger told reporters at a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s clash with United.

‘I would have analysed it and looked at how would it go. But it looked as if they were on the case early.’


He added that he trusted Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie. I will not say he regretted his decision – after all, he admitted he did not have much of a chance of landing the striker. But looking at the way Rooney and Tevez are getting along he must wonder whether he should have tried harder to scoop him.

Hopefully he’ll regret his decision at three o’clock tomorrow!