Zlatan Ibrahimovic turned down the chance to move to Arsenal because boss Arsene Wenger wanted the Sweden striker to go through a trial.
The AC Milan player was a teenager when he met up with Wenger in 2000 to discuss a possible move to north London.
Ibrahimovic, 30, told The Sun: "Arsene gave me the famous red and white jersey - the number nine shirt with Ibrahimovic on it and I was so pleased I even posed for a picture wearing it."
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