With the news that Arsene Wenger personally called up Russian scout, Oleg Luzhny, to watch CSKA Moscow midfielder, Aleksandr Golovin, we look at other players that the Frenchman has used the personal touch to sign.

Wenger apparently told football agent, Sandor Varga, who represented ex-Gunner Oleg Luzhny, to keep an eye on 21-year-old Golovin and now the youngster is set to sign for Arsenal for between £10m and £15m.

So, who else has Wenger personally had a hand in recruiting?


7. Aaron Ramsey

Back in 2008 when Rambo was still at Cardiff, the Wales midfielder was famously set to sign for Manchester United, who even announced it on their official website.

Wenger had other plans and called a meeting with the teenager.

“I had to make a decision at the time [of signing for the club],” Ramsey said.

“I flew over to see the boss and I knew straight away that this was where I wanted to be, I wanted to be in his plans and I was just buzzing.”

LONDON – APRIL 06: Aaron Ramsey of Cardiff in action during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Semi-Final match between Barnsley and Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium on April 6, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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