David Seaman says he nearly joined Manchester United instead of Arsenal
Seaman spent 13 years at Arsenal between 1990 and 2003, winning three league titles and four FA Cups during his time at Highbury.
But it could have been a completely different story if the Yorkshireman chose Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson over the then Gunners boss George Graham.
"I was nearly a Man United player," he said on talkSPORT.
"I was very close. I spoke to Man United and Arsenal on the same day and Arsenal made a bid for me.
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I was nearly a Man Utd player. I was very close
Arsenal legend David Seaman
"I had the choice but I chose wisely. No (regrets), not at all."
Seaman's old side Arsenal have won the league just once since he left the club, in 2004, but have just renewed the contract of manager Arsene Wenger for another two years.
The former goalkeeper believes big additions need to be made to the squad this summer if they are going to compete for major honours next season.
"The Premier League is so competitive and it's so hard, but the big clubs attract the big players and the better players," he added.
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David Seaman became an Arsenal legend after rejecting Manchester United
"For me that's what Arsenal need to get back to, Arsenal need to get back to being able to attract the bigger players and then move on from there.
"People may start labelling them as a cup side but at the moment we're not in a position to make a sustained attempt on the league.
"The sooner we can attract the bigger players and the better players, then we can start doing that."