Before tomorrow’s huge Champions League clash, it’s revealed that Bayern wanted Arsenal’s veteran French manager…
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Ahead of tomorrow’s crunch Champions League last 16 tie between Arsenal and Bayern Munich, it has been revealed that the German club previously tried to poach Arsene Wenger from the north London side, Sky Sports reports.
Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that before Wenger even joined Arsenal back in 1996, his club made an approach, only to be turned down in favour of Japanese minnows Nagoya Grampus!
“In England, there are many good coaches and I like Arsene,” said the Bayern supremo.
“We were very close in the 1990s to signing him. He was managing Monaco. We were in discussions to bring him to Munich, but he decided to go to Tokyo.”
As they say, the rest is history; and Wenger took the helm at Arsenal after two years in Japan, and has been in charge for nearly 18 seasons.
He has never won the Champions League with the Gunners though, and will have to pull off a shock victory over the competition’s current holders if they are going to stand any chance of doing so this term.
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