Arsene Wenger said that not being able to sign Messi as a youth was one of his biggest regrets as Arsenal manager.

Wenger added that he was interested in Messi in 2003 when the club signed Cesc Fabregas.

"You have to live with regrets in life...We were in discussions with [Messi] when we bought Fabregas because Messi played [with him]....Pique and Fabregas came to England, Messi stayed in Spain. We were interested in him, but he was untouchable at the time," Wenger told beIN Sports.