Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsene Wenger about move back to the Arsenal
Spanish boss Mikel Arteta admits he is keen for Arsene Wenger to return to Arsenal and be ‘closer’ to the squad.
Regarded as one of the finest managers in the game, Wenger has been out of a job for a few years now after finally ending his 20-year love affair with the Arsenal in order for the club to get back challenging for titles and playing Champions League football.
But there has been some speculation in the media that he could make a move back to the Arsenal, and Arteta has indicated that he would be happy for Wenger to be handed a role at the club after his former manager spent 22 years at the club
‘I would like to see him back around us,’ said Arteta on the Sky Sports website. ‘He was a massive figure for me, he’s someone I can still learn a lot of things from.
‘I would like to have him closer to us, obviously the environment doesn’t allow us to do it.
“But I think he’s a figure who has to be very present in what we do at the football club because he’s, in my opinion, the one who had the vision and helped this club to evolve and help this club be what it is today.’
Many Arsenal fans would love to see the return of Wenger to the club, he brought them so much success over the season, so it will be interesting to see if the Arsenal board do make some sort of offer to the Frenchman.
Arteta is being fully backed by the board and has been handed everything that he needs to succeed. So as we said, it will be interesting to see if Wenger gets that move back to the club.