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Mikel Arteta Reveals Talks With Ex-Boss Arsene Wenger About Arsenal Return

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta talks about his chat with Arsene Wenger© AFP

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 placing achievements was finishing the 2003/04 Premier League season unbeaten — the final time Arsenal had been topped English champions. Current supervisor Arteta, who performed beneath 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 worldwide 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 after we went to see the movie. It was extremely nice to see him and chat to him — and hopefully we will carry him shut.

“Because I feel he may have a good time simply seeing the atmosphere 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 is carried out — and as properly for what he represents as an individual on this membership.”

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

“Because I feel it might be an important assist — and it might be an important 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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