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​Liverpool hero Hamann: I wanted to join Arsenal

Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has admitted that he wanted to join Arsenal instead of the Reds!

The German defensive midfielder played over 200 games for the club in the early 2000s.

But when he left Newcastle in 1999, Hamann has revealed that his first choice was to go to Arsenal under Arsene Wenger.

It is understandable, given the Gunners were competing for Premier League titles in those years.

However, Hamann told The Athletic that he never got any serious interest from Arsenal, which meant that Liverpool was his best option for a step up from Newcastle.

He signed for the club in an £8 million deal under Gerard Houiller and became a mainstay in the team for the next seven years.

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