At the age of 17, the midfielder was close enough to signing for Manchester United for the club to announce it on their website.
But Wenger rolled out the red carpet to entice Ramsey to the Emirates.
“He did a lot to try and get me to this club,” Ramsey told Sky Sports’Patrick Davison. “As a 17-year-old, flying out on a private jet to his hotel (in Switzerland for Euro 2008) was surreal but I think I made the right decision.
“I just felt a bit more wanted by Arsenal and by the boss.”