Arteta dreams of Wenger returning to the club


Leaving Arsenal after 22 years of loyal service Arsène Wenger has left a big mark on the London club. But the Frenchman could, to everyone’s surprise, make a return to the Gunners. This is the wish of current manager Mikel Arteta.

Despite a last heavy defeat against Liverpool (4-0) in the Premier League last weekend, Arsenal is regaining color after a disastrous start to the season. Positioned in fifth place in the Premier League, the Gunners will face the Newcastle red lantern this Saturday (at 1:30 p.m.).

The surprise could come from elsewhere. At a press conference, manager Mikel Arteta said he hoped London club legend Arsene Wenger would return: « I can’t tell you now, but what I can say is I would love to that it is much closer to me personally because I think it would be of great help « , confides the technician.

Currently in Fifa, the French spent 22 years at Arsenal, where he helped take the club to the top of the English league. But the end of his adventure with the Gunners had not been easy, with some supporters wanting him to leave.

« I hope we can bring him closer »

Despite this, the Spanish coach is convinced of the added value that a return of the 72-year-old would have: « I hope we can bring him closer because I think he would have a good time, just seeing the environment he can create around him. Particularly because of the respect, admiration and love that everyone at the club has for what he has done. « 

Favorable to a World Cup every two years, a return of Wenger to Arsenal would be a sacred surprise. To see what place he would have in the organization chart of the club. However, Arteta does not want to rush a potential return of his former coach: « Things take time, and I think he has to dictate his schedules. »

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