Gaspart tried to bring in Wenger and England boss Fabio Capello while he was president at Barcelona in 2001.
“When I was president, in agreement with Rexach, when Serra Ferrer left we negotiated with Arsene Wenger and Fabio Capello to coach Barca,” Gaspart told Com Radio.
“I met Wenger in Paris. He wanted to come to Barca but Arsenal didn’t let him. The Arsenal chairman ordered him to fulfil his contract.
“Capello also wanted to come, but they (Roma) didn’t let him either.”