The Frenchman has previously been approached by Bayern and Madrid.
Ahead of Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal on Saturday the 64-year-old has revealed he has turned downs several jobs whilst at the club.
Wenger will be in the dugout against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the weekend to celebrate the landmark, in what will also be a significant game in the Premier League title race.
During the Frenchman’s time in England he has lifted that trophy three times, as well as the FA Cup on four occasions and reaching the Champions League final in 2006.
Yet it could have all been so different, as Wenger reveals he rejected several top offers over the years to try and be tempted away from north London – including Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
“The only thing I can say what I have done is with full commitment and with full loyalty to this club,” the Gunners boss was quoted by the Telegraph.
“This club has given me a chance but as well at an important period of the lifespan of this club, I have shown loyalty and have turned many things down, and accepted to work with restricted potential, knowing that I had to stay at the top of the game.”
Despite the success Wenger has had with the club, it is approaching nine years since he last led them to a trophy – although this could well be the season.
That is because they are still challenging strongly for the league title and are also the only top 10 English side left in semi-finals of the FA Cup.
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