"I've got massive respect for Arsene Wenger for what he's done for the English game and it would have been good to work under him, but that didn't happen", he continued.
Going further back, Arsenal have won seven of the last eight meetings at the Emirates Stadium either side of a 3-2 defeat in 2010 when Peter Odemwingie, Gonzalo Jara and Jerome Thomas scored for Roberto Di Matteo's visitors. Pick Arsenal in Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, do some business of your own and you'll be winning the trophies Wenger seemingly can't.
ARSENAL could welcome back Mesut Ozil but it will be a game-time decision on whether to risk the German worldwide.
Wenger also remains without Santi Cazorla, Calum Chambers and Francis Coquelin, although Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott should return from their respective knee problems.
Barry drew level with Giggs on 632 during West Brom's 0-0 draw with West Ham United, when he also became the first player to start 600 Premier League games. Only previous year, he was being hailed as "one of the best English players ever" by his then-coach at Everton, Roberto Martinez, who is admittedly prone to hyperbole, after a man-of-the-match performance against Man City in the League Cup semifinals.
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They are the only franchise that Aaron Rodgers has not beaten, outside of the Packers. He also added that none of the injuries appear to be season ending.
Wilshere returned to senior action this season with an impressive cameo against FC Cologne in the UEFA Europa League, and he played a full game in the 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Arsenal are aiming to win the Premier League for the first time since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
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'Ryan Giggs started it and it's slowly taken off.
"There were a couple of conversations with representatives and Arsene that he was interested", Barry said.