According to reports, the Arsenal board is keen to bring back former head coach Arsène Wenger in a bid to boost new boss Mikel Arteta.
Wenger left Arsenal in 2018, ending his 22-year reign and was succeeded by Unai Emery who was later sacked following club's poor results. And now Mikel Arteta, who played under Wenger is now in charge and according to the Mirror, the north London side's hierarchy is trying to convince the Frenchman to make a return.
Last year, Wenger was appointed by the FIFA as the head of global football development and said publicly he would be reluctant to work at Arsenal again. Gunners' new boss Arteta is trying to tap into Arsenal’s roots and has spoken to ex-members of staff, as well as visiting Highbury House. The Arsenal board think Wenger’s return would serve as a boost to the fans and increase the support for Arteta.
It reportedly senior figures at the club have been in touch with Wenger about the prospect of a return and there have been discussions about a statue in his honor.
The Arsenal hierarchy are keen to welcome Wenger back to the Emirates and it is understood senior figures at the club have been making inroads to talk him into it. [@MirrorFootball]— Z (@ZRAFC) February 6, 2020
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