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sport news Zlatan Ibrahimovic explains why he refused Arsenal trial

star Zlatan Ibrahimovic recalls meeting with Arsene Wenger The Swedish star almost joined Arsenal but turned down the chance to audition Ibrahimovic says he expected to go straight into the first-team when he arrived He has a chance to remind Wenger what he missed out on this Saturday evening

By Alex Martin For Mailonline

Published: 10:33 GMT, 2 December 2017 | Updated: 10:33 GMT, 2 December 2017

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recalled the famous moment he almost signed for Arsenal, revealing he expected to be put straight into the first-team rather than asked to complete a trial.

The Swede is renowned for being one of many 'what if' moments for Arsene Wenger in the transfer market as he arrived at the club as an unknown but talented teenager.

But with his ego already as big as it is today, Ibrahimovic refused to complete a trial period with the club and chose Ajax instead. He has since had an incredible career that includes 11 league titles in four different countries.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recalls the time he almost joined Arsenal as an unknown 16-year-old

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recalls the time he almost joined Arsenal as an unknown 16-year-old

Arsene Wenger turned down the chance to sign the striker after he refused to complete a trial

Arsene Wenger turned

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