Arsene Wenger has revealed he rejected the prospect to signal Pep Guardiola throughout his time at Arsenal.
The explanation for snubbing the Manchester City boss was as a result of Wenger already had Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva dominating his midfield.
Guardiola spent most of his taking part in profession at Barcelona, earlier than retiring in 2006.
In an interview with The Occasions, Wenger stated: “When Guardiola was nonetheless a participant, he got here to my house to ask to play for Arsenal.
“On the time I had Vieira, I had Gilberto Silva. I couldn’t take him.”
Wenger ended his 22-year spell answerable for Arsenal when calling it quits in Could 2018.
He received three Premier League titles and 7 FA Cups in a profitable stint in England.
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Regardless of his success at Arsenal, Wenger has not returned to look at his former membership in motion.
He added: “I’ll go in the future.”
When requested if had been invited to attend a match, he replied: “Sure. However I believed it was higher to chop utterly.
“It was troublesome at first, in fact, after main my membership so long as I did. However I believed it’s higher to comply with from a distance.”