Latest Arsenal transfer rumours: Ronaldo revelation, Nuno Mendes battle, Houssem Aouar admission

Despite the international transfer window officially being over, it appears Arsenal are still looking at players to strengthen their squad in January.

There’s under three months until the mid-season window opens, and the Gunners are looking to add to their ranks yet again.

The deadline day signing of Thomas Partey took the summer window from a decent one to a very good period for the club’s supporters.

Here are the very latest Arsenal transfer rumours and a piece looking into the Gunners’ past negiotations.

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Wenger explains how United hijacked Ronaldo

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained how Manchester United hijacked the Gunners’ chances of signing Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003.

The now five-time Ballon d’Or winner moved to United 17 years ago and the rest is history – and Wenger has revealed that his former side could have signed the Portuguese attacker.

Wenger told The Guardian, per Team Talk: “I would say there is not one player, there are 50 (he regrets not signing)! On the other hand, maybe the closest was Cristiano Ronaldo, when he signed for Man United.

“We had an agreement with Sporting and Man United took Carlos Queiroz as assistant coach. They just outbid us quickly and took Ronaldo. But we had an agreement basically. He had the shirt of Arsenal, I had lunch with him and his mother at the training ground!”

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Arsenal keen on Sporting youngster

Arsenal are in a battle with a host of top European clubs for Sporting Lisbon left-back Nuno Mendes, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet reports that the Gunners are in a race with AC Milan, Manchester United and Wolves for the 18-year-old’s signature.

Milan already made an offer for the teenager in September, but Sporting were not interested in doing any business.

At such a young age, Mendes…