West Brom trip to Arsenal on Monday and Barry is anticipated to make historical past by way of turning into the all time Premier League look holder.
Barry will surpass Ryan Giggs’ document for Manchester United in enjoying his 633rd top-flight recreation on the Emirates.
In his pre-match press convention, Wenger published he sought after to signal Barry in 2009 however Manchester City gained the race forward of Arsenal.
However, the 36-year-old midfielder has admitted Wenger additionally sought after to signal Barry in 2014 earlier than he moved to West Brom.
“There were a couple of conversations with representatives and Arsene that he was interested,” Barry stated.
“Before I used to be leaving Villa and when I used to be leaving Man City to visit Everton there used to be a bit of of passion too.
“But it did not materialise.
“I have were given large recognize for Arsene Wenger for what he is carried out for the English recreation and it will had been excellent to paintings below him, however that did not occur.
“He merits credit score as a result of he used to be forward of the sport again then.
“If you speak to people who worked with him in the late 1990s, he was seeing things and doing things that other managers in England weren’t.”