Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has revealed that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola was interested in joining the Gunners during his playing career.
Guardiola has been touted in different quarters as a possible replacement for Wenger at Arsenal when the French tactician finally calls time on his managerial career.
“I met him at home. He wanted to play for Arsenal.
“He was 30 or 31. But he then went then to Italy instead,” Wenger said during his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena.
He stated that he hopes for a repeat of the performance that saw Arsenal beat Bayern 2-0 at the Emirates.
“We need to give a similar performance to when we played in the first game.
“I expect Bayern to play offensively and try to put us under pressure.
“We have won everywhere in Europe and we will try to win this game,” he added.
When asked about the possibility of Arsenal dropping into the Europa League, Wenger said: “We are not at the moment thinking about how we will deal with the Europa League.”
And following latest injury to Hector Bellerin, Wenger said he trusts the replacement for the right-back.
“I have confidence and trust in him (Debuchy).
“Physically he should be ready”