Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has been required to take back his comments about Thomas Muller’s future, amid links to both Arsenal and Man United.
30-year-old German attacker has been on the fringes of the German giants this campaign, resulting in move links to the Premier League.
Goal claims that Bayern manager has admitted he made a mistake about his previous comments, playing down any suggestions of an immediate move away:
“I incorrectly articulated my thoughts, but I disproved my own statement with the fact Thomas has been coming [into matches] recently. I spoke with Thomas the next day, everything was cleared up, and he understood it the way I meant it, so I made a mistake – it happens to me too, that’s life”.
“We talked about it, but no matter which player it is, everyone who doesn’t play is unhappy. I have to make decisions as a coach, and I can’t start more than 11 players, I have to find the team I think I can win the game”.
Arsenal fans better not have got their hopes up about a potential transfer to sign Muller.
These newest comments seem to suggest it was nothing more than a ploy to put a bit of pressure on Kovac, with Muller still watching on from the sidelines.
Of course, it would be great to see a player of his pedigree one day play in the Premier League, but at the same time, it is hard to envisage him ever leaving Bayern Munich – especially at this stage in his career.
For Arsenal, it’ll now be about moving on to other attacking targets, with Unai Emery still keen to strengthen his line-up.