Wenger back to Arsenal?

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he wants to bring former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger back to the club in some capacity and has already spoken to him about a possible return.

Wenger, 72, guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles and won the FA Cup on seven occasions in his 22 years in charge of the north London side.
Arteta spent five years playing under Wenger at the Gunners.

"We would be delighted to have him much closer," Arteta said.

"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 the love that everybody at the club has for what he's done, as well as for what he represents as a person."

Arteta replaced Unai Emery as Gunners boss in December 2019, 19 months after Wenger's 1,235-game reign as Arsenal manager came to an end at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.

As manager, Arteta guided the club to FA Cup success in 2019-20 but after a second successive eighth-place finish in the Premier League last term the Gunners failed to qualify for European competition for the first time in 25 years.

Arsenal are fifth in the table after 12 games this season and next face bottom side Newcastle on Saturday.

Arteta said "there has been communication" with Wenger when he was asked if a formal offer had been made to bring the Frenchman back to Emirates Stadium.

The Spaniard said they had spoken at the premiere of the documentary about his ex-boss, who now works for Fifa as chief of football development.

"I talked to him when we went to see the film and it was incredibly pleasant to see him and chat to him, and hopefully we can bring him close," he said.

Arteta, however, added that he "cannot tell" what role Wenger would take up at the club.

"What I can say is that I would like him to be much closer, personally, to me because I think it would be a great help, I think it would be a great help for the club," he said.

"Things take time and I think he has to dictate those timings. What I can say is from my side and I can say, I think, on behalf of everybody, is that we would be delighted to have him much closer."
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With news that United are getting Rangnick and now this. Are these two clubs finally getting their acts together?
 

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Wasn’t there some bad blood between Wenger and Arsenal when he left? I can’t see him going back.

I think he’s even stated he hasn’t been to the Emirates since he left.
 

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Bad idea. Keep former managers away no matter how good they were.
 

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If Wenger goes back to Arsenal in any capacity, it would cast a massive shadow over Arteta's job.

That's probably the reason why we never tried to get Fergie back... because if Wenger isn't going to be the manager himself, any other role could only increase the pressure of the man in charge.
 

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If Wenger goes back to Arsenal in any capacity, it would cast a massive shadow over Arteta's job.

That's probably the reason why we never tried to get Fergie back... because if Wenger isn't going to be the manager himself, any other role could only increase the pressure of the man in charge.
But he is back isn't he? He's still on the board and stuff.
 

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Wenger almost signed every player that ever turned out to be good. What could go wrong?
 

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It would be really detrimental to his league of he chose to that
He'll be immediately getting clapped by the top teams while being rusty for several years and not being used to the environment as he was before

He won't have the good will of the fans either as they'll be much quicker to turn on him justifying it by calling him past it and a dinosaur

Unless he's had a footballing revelation the past 4 years he would be fool to accept that job as arsenal simply need a total rebuild from the ground up because they either don't or unwilling to keep up spending like us or psg etc (how much good did that do us )
 

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It would be really detrimental to his league of he chose to that
He'll be immediately getting clapped by the top teams while being rusty for several years and not being used to the environment as he was before

He won't have the good will of the fans either as they'll be much quicker to turn on him justifying it by calling him past it and a dinosaur

Unless he's had a footballing revelation the past 4 years he would be fool to accept that job as arsenal simply need a total rebuild from the ground up because they either don't or unwilling to keep up spending like us or psg etc (how much good did that do us )
It won't be as manager. Probably take Edus job or something on the board.