Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has ruled out joining Arsenal, responding to a question from a hopeful Gunners fan.
In a video that went viral on Thursday, the German star is asked by an Arsenal supporter in the stands, “Muller, would you come to Arsenal?” He smirked before answering, “No no no no.”
It’s worth remembering that Bayern Munich just lost star striker Robert Lewandowski, who joined Spanish heavyweights FC Barcelona last week.
Muller is presently on pre-season tour in the United States with Bayern Munich. On Thursday, the team played its first warm-up game, defeating MLS side DC United 6-2.
The amusing conversation between Muller and the Arsenal supporter occurred before the game when the German attacker took the time to sign autographs for the fans.
Muller has been one of Bayern Munich’s and Germany’s most successful offensive players. Muller, an 11-time Bundesliga winner, scored 13 goals in 45 games for Bayern in the 2021/22 season as the club won both the domestic crown and the German Super Cup.
Muller signed a new contract with Bayern Munich last year, extending his tenure until 2024.
The German attacker has been linked with a move to Premier League teams on several occasions; however, no major approach has ever been made.
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who had worked with Muller at Bayern, had revealed earlier that he tried to bring the German footballer to the Premier League club.
“I tried to bring Muller to Manchester both in the 2014/2015 season and in the 2015/2016 season. In 2015 it would have been possible if his wife had been a little more open to a transfer abroad.
“At least that was the reason Thomas gave my assistant Marcel Bout, who had had all the conversations with him, why the transfer had been rejected,” van Gaal had said.
City vs Bayern clash
Pep Guardiola’s men will square up against Julian Nagelsmann’s men in what looks to be an exciting match.
The Premier League winners began their pre-season tour of the United States with a 2-1 victory against Club America. However, they will face a harder test when they meet Bayern Munich in the early hours of Sunday.
The match between City and Bayern Munich will be the first football game ever played at Lambeau Field, the beloved home stadium of the Green Bay Packers.
This match could be a cracking one, where Erling Haaland might also make his Manchester City debut!