Arsene Wenger recently told www.arsenal.com that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, who Arsenal and Wenger will face again in the Champions League on Wednesday, could’ve played under Wenger back in the early 2000’s.
“He wanted to play under me, yes,” Wenger said. “I met him and he wanted to play for Arsenal. He was already 30 or 31 at the time I think.”
Arsenal is known to have a club policy of not offering contracts longer than a year to players age thirty and older. It’s possible that this is why the Spanish defensive midfielder never played under Wenger. On their match-up as managerial adversaries Wenger has the utmost praise for Pep,
“His teams always play positively and always attack,” the Arsenal manager said. “He has a very positive mentality and a very positive approach in terms of football. I think that’s why he fits well to Bayern. He’s become a very big manager.”
Bayern remain undefeated in the league thus far which bodes well for the Bundesliga titans who have won back-to-back titles in the last two campaigns.
Arsenal walked away from their last clash in the Champions league 2-0 against Bayern.
But tomorrow is a new day, and anything is possible between the two top sides.