Arsene Wenger had stepped down from his post as the manager of Arsenal back in 2018. Since then the Frenchman has been working with the world football governing body – FIFA.
He had been a significant figure within the squad and had held that position for 22 long years. Recently, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta expressed his desire to have him back on the team’s side since Wenger is still very respected within the circuit. Arteta hopes that he’ll be back in the future, even if it’s not possible at the present.
“He would have a great time seeing the environment he can create around him when he’s around this place, because of the respect, admiration and the love everybody at the club has for what he has done. ”
Arteta further added that he would like Wenger to be much closer to the team. If Wenger could manage his schedules, the 72-year-old might make some time for his old squad.
What I can say from my side and on behalf of everybody, is that we would be delighted to have him much closer.“
The Frenchman has been keeping his distance from the arsenal team to ensure that there are no speculations. Him being close to the team could have sparked off rumors like Wenger still being in charge of the team behind the scenes.
No new injuries for Arteta to worry about before the Premier League
Arteta had some good news to share for the fans as well. Fortunately, the committee does not have to worry about major injuries before the Premier League on Saturday. The only injured midfielder Granit Xhaka is recovering well before time. Granit had earlier sustained a knee injury. The 29-year-old was taken off the field for nearly three months after the match between Derby and Tottenham Hotspur.
- Mikel Arteta wants Arsene Wenger to be back at the Premier League Club.
- Arsene Wenger has stayed away from the club ever since he retired as the manager of Arsenal.
- Granit Xhaka is recovering from his knee injury and will be seen on the field this Saturday at the Premier League.