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Arsene Wenger opens up about Bayern negotiations: “This is the true story”

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Bayern Munich continue to pursue Niko Kovac’s successor, and it looks like the Bavarians set their sights on Arsene Wenger.

With a ton of rumors circling around, Arsene Wenger himself explained the Bayern situation.

Bayern’s statement that Wenger called them for the position clearly angered the French manager.

He revealed that Rummenigge called him, not the other way round.

“My name came out of nowhere,” Wenger started his interview with beIN Sports.

“On Wednesday, Rummenigge called me, I called back out of courtesy.

“We talked for four or five minutes, maximum, and he reported that they signed Flick [as interim coach] for the next two games.

“He asked me if I would be interested, because they are looking for a coach.

The Frenchman added he told Rummenigge: “We’ll talk next week because I am in Doha until Sunday night. This is the true story.”

Bayern are doing very well, as they beat Dortmund in a dominant 4-0 display last night.

Rummenigge, however, apologized to Wenger, hinting at further negotiations.

“First of all, I have an incredible amount of respect for Arsene Wenger, I have known him for an extremely long time.

“I am sorry for any misunderstanding, I have absolutely no problem with him.

“And we will certainly talk in the near future once more on the telephone.”