According to The Athletic Brendan Rodgers didn’t even reach the interview stage for the position of Arsenal manager because the club felt his personality and stature were not right for the club at that point in time.
Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool in 2015 after almost leading them to a Premier League title in 2013/14 before a nightmare finish to the season.
Instead the Northern Irish man was appointed manager of Scottish giants Celtic in 2016 and he led the Hoops to two domestic trebles.
Nine months later Rodgers left Scotland and headed to Leicester to replace Claude Puel at the King Power Stadium.
Despite winning the Premier League in 2016 Leicester didn’t find championship form again after a number of key players left the club such as N’Golo Kanté.
They followed up their historic league victory with 12th and ninth place finishes over the next two seasons with Rodgers steering the Foxes to another ninth place finish in his first season.
Rodgers was considered by Arsenal again after he began to impress at Leicester and Arsenal considered him again but were told he was happy where he was.
He said: “In 30 years’ time, this is a team that could be remembered for the level of football and how competitive they are.
“That would be the ultimate for me. I’m committing my work and life to here to give it everything.
“You want your legacy to be what the supporters see on the field, but also the feeling that they have watching the team.
“I’ve met supporters who have been watching the club for 60-odd years. They’re so inspiring talking about this being the best football they’ve seen of a Leicester City team and they’ve not missed a game for years.
“That always drives you on and gives you extra motivation that they’re enjoying what they’re seeing. It’s my responsibility to try to ensure they feel that happiness.
“I’ve got a real motivation.”