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Arsene Wenger reveals why he turned down Real Madrid 

Uday Jaria
ANALYST
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2.54K   //    14 Feb 2019, 11:09 IST

Arsene Wenger is Arsenal's most successful and longest serving manager
Arsene Wenger is Arsenal's most successful and longest serving manager

What's the news?

Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal manager, reveals that he turned down Real Madrid more than once during his time at the Emirates stadium.

In case you didn't know...

Regarded as one of the greatest managers in Premier League history, Arsene Wenger is Arsenal's most successful and longest-serving manager in the clubs history.

He remained in charge of the Gunners for 22 years and won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups. The Frenchman is the only manager in the Premier League history to guide his team to the invincibles title.

Wenger won the Premier League Manager of the Month accolade 15 times. The 69-year-old left Arsenal last summer and has not managed any club since then.

The heart of the matter

Speaking to beIN Sports(via football.london), Arsene Wenger revealed that Real Madrid approached him on numerous occasions during his time at Arsenal.

He said: “I’ve turned down Real Madrid more than once.

"I feel that you ask any manager in the world would you be interested, every manager would be keen to go

"It is the biggest club in the world. Yes, it was to do with loyalty."

"You live always our values and it was in the middle of a process. We built the stadium and had to pay it back.

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"I guaranteed I would stay and I’m quite happy with my decision."

What's next?

Arsenal replaced the Frenchman with Unai Emery last summer but the Spaniard is currently struggling to make an impact at the club. The Gunners will play FC BATE Borisov at the Borisov Arena later today before hosting them at the Emirates for the reverse fixture on February 21. Arsene Wenger has been without a job ever since stepping down at the Emirates.

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