German footballer Uli Hoeness has revealed that Bayern Munich were interested in signing Arsene Wenger a number of times, but they failed.
Arsenal will travel to Munich on Wednesday to play against Bayern Munich, the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16. Arsenal had lost 3-1 to Bayern at home, a few weeks ago.
“We did try to get him at Bayern Munich a few times,” Hoeness told The Sun.
“Even before he went to Japan (in 1995), Franz Beckenbauer and I went to Nice and discussed with him and everything was clear, but then at the end of the day he decided to go to Japan.
“We were very surprised. From Japan he went to Arsenal and over the years, whenever we were looking for a new coach, Wenger was always one we considered.
“He’s a very serious person, very strong and has a very good idea about the game.
“There have been a few moments where we have discussed his name over the years.
“He has always remained loyal to Arsenal which is fantastic behaviour. But it is true we wanted him at Bayern a few times.”
Arsene Wenger has indeed remained very loyal to the North Londoners, and has no plans of leaving them.