Amazing story: Pep visited Wenger’s house as Man City boss wanted Arsenal move

first_img Pep Guardiola, pictured as a player in 1997 1 The list of players signed by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal is full of eminent and illustrious names.The list of players who nearly signed for Arsenal is full of even more highly acclaimed footballers.Petr Cech, Gerard Pique, Yaya Toure, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are just some of the players who, at one time or another, were supposedly close to joining the north London club.And Wenger has now revealed the name of another superstar who almost joined the Gunners – and actually visited Wenger’s house to try and convince the Frenchman to sign him!Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, was regarded as one of the finest midfielders in Europe during his playing days at Barcelona, but he never got to fulfil all his dreams as he wanted to, but never did, play for Arsenal.Wenger revealed the amazing news in an interview with BeIN Sport, quoted by AS: “I talked to him a few times, and once he came to my house when he was a player, because he wanted to play for Arsenal.”Wenger did not take up Guardiola’s offer, and the Spaniard went on to play for Brescia, Roma, Al-Ahli and Dorados after he left Barcelona in 2001.last_img