Date: 9th March 2017 at 12:29am
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According to reports in Spain, was set to replace last year before the Frenchman personally blocked the club’s approach for the Spaniard.

With the then- manager set to leave the German club, the board allegedly spoke to about an early exit in order to bring in Guardiola, claim Sport.

However, it is believed personally blocked the approach as he wanted to see out the remainder of his contract at the time and also told the board that he still has a lot to give to the club.

Guardiola has always spoken highly of football club to a point that he was being mooted to replace before he decided to take charge of Bayern Munich.

Of course, Guardiola eventually took charge of after leaving Bayern, while Wenger continues his role at Arsenal.

A chance missed by in hindsight, and if this report is too be believed, then it is a clear indication that Wenger holds the key to the club.