Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes explains Arsenal's trophy drought

Heynckes explains Arsenal's trophy drought
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Jupp Heynckes praises Arsene Wenger's work at Arsenal over the years but says that the London club should not have sold their best players.

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes believes that Arsenal have not won the Champions League due to their inability to hold onto their best players.

However, Heynckes hails Gunners manager Arsene Wenger for his success with the Premier League club.

"As soon as Arsene Wenger came to Arsenal, the club enjoyed success," he told reporters. "For many years they have played the best football in England, perhaps not the most efficient.

"They have nurtured a number of world-class players down the years, many of whom have moved on to different clubs.

"It's no secret that you must keep your best players if you want to be successful in this competition."

Bayern will host Arsenal in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday, having won the first leg 3-1 in London last month.

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