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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will talk to Bayern Munich over their vacant managerial post next week.

The Bundesliga giants are in search of a new boss after they sacked Niko Kovac.

Bayern’s executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had earlier said the club would not be pursuing Wenger, who has been out of work since he left Arsenal in 2018.

But the former Gunners manager, 70, told Bein Sports: “We decided together we will talk next week because I’m in Doha until Sunday. This is the true story.

“On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me. I could not answer and by politeness I called him back.

Wenger leaves Japanese side Grampus Eight to become the Arsenal Manager. Arsenal win the league setting a new club record of 10 consecutive wins and also secure FA Cup glory beating Newcastle 2-0 in the final. Arsene Wenger lifts the charity shield in 1999 after Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. The first of many highly contested games Sir Alex Ferguson's side. Arsenal signed Thierry Henry from Serie A side Juventus for £11 million. Henry went on to become the club’s all-time top goalscorer with 228 goals in 377 appearances. The Frenchman wins his second double with Arsenal tipping Manchester United and Liverpool to top spot in the league and defeating Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup final. Arsenal add the Community Shield to their Premier League trophy and FA Cup double. Wenger’s men beat Southampton 1-0 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and in the same year he given an honouree OBE by the Queen. In 2004, Arsenal were at the peak of their powers under Wenger. His philosophy of possession-based free-flowing football, combined with the talent of players such as Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, led Wenger’s men to the league title and an unbeaten 49 game streak. Wenger’s team came the closest they have ever been to European glory, narrowly losing 2-1 to Barcelona, after going a goal up through Sol Campbell in the first-half. Having not won a piece of silverware in nine years, the pressure was certainly on for Wenger as Arsenal took on Hull City at Wembley. It only got worse for Wenger as Hull took a 2-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes. However, his team managed to fight their way back into the game and sealed victory with a dramatic 3-2 comeback in extra-time. Arsene Wenger watches his Arsenal players celebrate with the Community Shield after they beat Manchester City 3-0 at Wembley Stadium. After the drama of the previous year’s final against Hull, Wenger’s side cruised to a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in front of a packed Wembley crowd. Having faced called for his head all season from his own fans, Wenger ended the year with his hand around that familiar trophy yet again for a record seventh time - more than any other manager. Arsene Wenger holds the Community Shield aloft alongside Petr Cech as they celebrate their victory over Chelsea. Arsenal also beat the Blues in the 2015 Community Shield. This would be the last of Wenger's seven community shields.

“He was in his car going to the game against Olympiakos. We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me they had assigned Hans-Dieter Flick to be the coach – he will manage the next two games.

“He [Rummenigge] asked me if I would be interested because they are looking for a coach. I told him I didn’t have any thoughts about it – it needs some time to have a think about it.”

Frenchman Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 22-year spell in charge of Arsenal.

Kovac was dismissed earlier this week following Bayern Munich’s 5-1 Bundesliga defeat against Frankfurt.

The champions are fourth, four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach after 10 games.