Why I rejected Manchester United - Arsene Wenger

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In his recently published autobiography Red Glory, former Red Devils chairman Martin Edwards claimed the Frenchman was his first choice when Ferguson initially meant to leave the club in 2002.

Although Wenger seriously considered it, he eventually continued at the Emirates.

"No [I was never tempted by Manchester United] because I was always happy here".

I have a feeling that he will give Lacazette and Welbeck a rest and play Alexis and Giroud up front, to give the Chilean a bit more match fitness ahead of Chelsea, and to reward Giroud for staying.

'I don't like it when you need to respond and you always needing a good response to a bad result because you should not have bad results in the first place, ' Cech, who kept his first clean sheet of the season, said.

Ozil is known to be an admirer of Wenger and did not want to sign a new contract without assurances over the future of the former Monaco manager.

'Our first choice was Arsene.

"We thought he was the best candidate to replace Alex".

"When I arrived here we were 80 people, today we are 700".

When asked why he turned down the move, Wenger said: "Because I love the values of this club".

"It is too long to talk about that but I think it is quite an interesting subject that you know certainly as well as I do, but a lot has changed".

However, reports in the German press now claim that looks unlikely, and both Ozil and Sanchez will run down their contracts before leaving on free transfers at the end of the season.

"So I always question myself".

Morgan has revealed that when he spoke to Mourinho in London, the United boss was baffled to why Wenger was still at the helm, reportedly saying: "I feel so sorry for you Arsenal fans. The answer is yes".

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