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Wenger addresses Arsenal’s return rumours after Arteta’s request

Wenger addresses Arsenal’s return rumours after Current Gunners boss Mike Arteta’s request

Arsene Wenger has recently been called upon by many to make a return to Arsenal in some capacity and has broken his silence on that possibility

The Frenchman managed the Gunners for 22 years, winning three league championships and seven FA Cups.

Later, in 2018, he would resign from his position due to his growing discontent with the way the team was heading under the ownership.

Despite the enormous legacy he leaves behind after managing the club for 20 years, he hasn’t been engaged with the club since.

Recently, Mikel Arteta called for a potential Wenger return in some capacity: “Hopefully we can bring him close because I think he would have a great time just seeing the environment that he can create around him when he’s around this place, because of the respect, admiration, and love that everybody at the club has for what he’s done and for what he represents as a person in this club.”

Asked about what potential role he could have, the Spaniard replied: “I cannot tell you now, but what I can say is that I would like him to be much closer personally to me because I think he will be a great help.”

Wenger on Arsenal’s return

However, despite calls to return to the club, Arsene Wenger has admitted he has no plans to make a return to the Emirates in the future. 

He rejected the idea of returning to the club in the future as he currently holds a role at FIFA as Global Development chief. 

Discussing that possibility, he said: “I haven’t been there since 2018. After 22 years as a manager, maybe I arrived at the end of the road and people wanted a change.

“The club had chosen a different direction and I can understand that completely. Sometimes you need to have a completely new staff and my presence there could have been a problem.

“So I stayed away completely to give the club the chance to rebuild a new connection with a new manager. That’s why I never talked about Arsenal and never came back to the Emirates because I didn’t want to be a presence that is maybe not good for the club.

“But I still feel that my life is definitely linked with Arsenal so now I support them from my TV and I am also very busy traveling the world for Fifa.”

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