Arteta reveals talks with ex-boss Wenger about Arsenal return

Mikel Arteta hopes to carry former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger again to the Emirates in some capability after revealing on Thursday that preliminary talks had taken place.

The 72-year-old Frenchman received three Premier League titles and 7 FA Cups throughout his 22-year spell in command of the London membership, which resulted in 2018.

One of his most putting achievements was finishing the 2003/04 Premier League season unbeaten — the final time Arsenal have been topped English champions.

Current supervisor Arteta, who performed below Wenger, is eager to have the previous supervisor’s experience obtainable to him and confirmed the pair had a dialog on the matter once they met on the premiere of “Arsene Wenger: Invincible” — a documentary about his ex-boss, who now works for FIFA as chief of world soccer growth.

The Spaniard was requested at his pre-match press convention on Thursday if a proper supply had been made.

“There has been communication,” he mentioned. “I noticed him and talked to him once we went to see the movie. It was extremely nice to see him and chat to him — and hopefully we are able to carry him shut.

“Because I feel he could have a good time simply seeing the surroundings that he can create round him (and) round this place. Because of the respect and admiration that everyone on the membership has for what he’s carried out — and as nicely for what he represents as an individual on this membership.”

Arteta declined to elaborate on what sort of position Wenger might play, however added he would “like him to be a lot nearer personally to me”.

“Because I feel it could be an incredible assist — and it could be an incredible assist for the membership,” mentioned Arteta.

“Things take time, and I feel he has to dictate these timings. What I can say is from my aspect, and I can discuss I feel on behalf of all people, that we might be delighted to have him a lot nearer.”

Arsenal, who face backside aspect Newcastle on Saturday, are fifth within the Premier League desk after 12 video games this season.


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