Mikel Arteta reveals talks about bringing Arsene Wenger “much closer” to Arsenal


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that he has spoken to legendary former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger about returning to the club, suggesting he could be a “big help”.

Arteta is working to rebuild Arsenal after some disappointing years. But the opportunity to take Wenger back to the club seems to be something the Spaniard is eager for.

Wenger resigned as manager in 2018 after 22 years as manager. He is credited with changing the Gunners and the Premier League in general as English football became more in tune with the World Cup. Since leaving, he has worked with FIFA as head of global football development.

During that time, Wenger has had nothing to do with Arsenal. But now he could be lured back to help mentor Arteta, who took the opportunity to discuss things further at the premiere of Arsene Wenger: Invincible.

“Well, it’s been communication, and I saw him and talked to him when we went to see the film,” Arteta explained via Arsenal.com.

“It was incredibly nice to see him and talk to him – and hopefully we can bring him close. Because I think he will have a great time just seeing the environment he can create around himself (and) around this place. Because of the respect and admiration that everyone in the club has for what he has done – and also for what he represents as a person in this club. “

Arteta refused to reveal exactly what kind of role Wenger would have if he returned to Arsenal, even though the likelihood is some form of advisory or consulting service.

“I can not tell you now, but what I can say is that I would like him to be much closer to me personally. Because I think it would be very helpful – and it would be very helpful for the club,” he said. chefen.

“Things take time, and I think he has to dictate these times. What I can say is from my side and I can talk. I believe on behalf of everyone that we would be happy to have him much closer.”

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