Wenger has confirmed that he turned down the chance to manage Real Madrid on a couple of occasions during his lengthy spell in charge of Arsenal and it may be that he is tempted by an offer to return once again now.
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gives instructions to his players during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 20, 2018.
Prior to the September recess, they had scored 12 goals in four competitive fixtures, but subsequently they have mustered only five in seven games, three of which came at once against Roma in Europe.
Lopetegui's team had entered the game amid its worst scoreless streak since 1985. "We have to figure out what we've been doing wrong. We have to change our dynamic and start winning games". The ball didn't want to go in. We attacked a lot and very well, but we have to keep trying and nothing more.
- Gareth Bale has failed to score in his last five La Liga appearances; he had scored at least one goal in his previous seven games in the competition (eight goals in total).
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However, there was a Lopetegui quote following the loss to Levante that may reveal a little more about his current mindset.
The result left Madrid fifth and in danger of dropping further down by the end of the weekend's round.
Before Marcelo struck, Real's last goal in any competition had come in a 1-0 victory against Espanyol on September 22, with them failing to score in their following games with Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Alaves.
A Champions League visit of Viktoria Plzen is up next for the club before they head to Barcelona next Sunday for the first El Clasico of the season.