Mikel Arteta and Arsene Wenger have discussed the possibility of the Frenchman returning to Arsenal in an ambassadorial role, the club’s manager has revealed.
Wenger spent 22 years at the helm of the Gunners and won a record seven FA Cups as well as three Premier League titles.
He left the Emirates in 2018 after taking charge of over 1200 matches as the club’s manager in north London.
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Despite his incredible success at Arsenal, fans were very loud about the legendary manager leaving the club and the team falls further away from challenging the Premier League title every season.
Unai Emery replaced the 72-year-old in the summer of 2018 before being fired in November 2019.
After the Spaniard’s departure, he was replaced by former Gunners midfielder Arteta, who was captain of the team under Wenger.
In particular, the Frenchman has not returned to the Emirates since leaving Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
Arteta, however, is keen to have him “much closer” to the club and believes Wenger would be a “great help” in an ambassadorial role.
“There has been a communication. I talked to him when we went to see the film and it was incredibly nice to see him and chat with him and hopefully we can bring him close, Arsenal said the boss on Thursday.
“I think he would love to see the environment he can create around him when he is around this place because of the respect, admiration and love that everyone in the club has for what he has. done, and for what he has done.represents as a person in this club. “
He added: “I can not tell you that now, but 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 association.
“Things take time, and I think he has to dictate those times. What I can say is on my part, and I can say, I think, on behalf of all, that we would be happy to have him much closer. “