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Arsene Wenger Would Consider Return To Arsenal If He Was Asked

Arsene Wenger Would Consider Return To Arsenal If He Was Asked

Arsene Wenger would come back to Arsenal to help out Mikel Arteta if asked, but he doesn't think it's likely to happen.

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Wenger had an incredible 22 years as Arsenal manager, before leaving in 2018, and, much like Sir Alex Ferguson's departure at Manchester United, things haven't gone that well in north London since.

The Frenchman was replaced by Unai Emery but that lasted just over a year and the former PSG boss was replaced by Arteta in December 2019.

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Things started well for the former Gunners' midfielder but, after FA Cup success in his first season, he is under pressure at the Emirates Stadium now.

Speaking to NBC Sports, Wenger was asked if he wished that he'd been asked back to help his former player, and the Frenchman revealed he would help if asked, saying, "I wish nothing.

"If I'm needed, I will help them. But I don't expect that, no."

Maybe Arteta could do with his former boss' help. Image: PA Images
Maybe Arteta could do with his former boss' help. Image: PA Images
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Wenger hasn't been back to north London to see the team he was in charge of for over two decades, having been disappointed with how his departure was dealt with.

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However the 71-year-old also revealed that he could be back to watch the team play sooner rather than later, saying, "Time is a good doctor, you know."

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Despite his 22 years at the helm, and lots of success with the club including three Premier League titles, things didn't end well at all for Wenger.

He was derided by a vocal part of the club's supporters, who believed he should leave, with AFTV leading the 'Wenger Out' brigade.

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Wenger out signs started to follow the team everywhere. Image: PA Images
Wenger out signs started to follow the team everywhere. Image: PA Images

Whilst Arsenal fans might not have wanted the manager, the former Monaco boss confirmed that he was offered the Manchester United job, probably when Sir Alex Ferguson left his post in 2013.

Asked in October about the PSG job, Wenger said, "I was offered that job a few times," he was then asked, 'How about Man Utd?' answering, "Yes."

He wouldn't actually answer when he was offered the job, instead saying, "I don't tell you that. But I can tell you Man Utd offered me the job."

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If Wenger had taken that job there's no way Arsenal fans would be ready to welcome him with open arms anytime soon.

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Topics: Football News, Arsene Wenger, Premier League, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta

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