Wenger admits discussions with Arsenal board over potential return

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is not considering a return to the Gunners despite holding discussions with members of the hierarchy. The Frenchman has been touted to take up a board room role with the Gunners but so far, the 69-year-old has resisted the prospect of returning to the north London club.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, Wenger acknowledged that he has been in contact with some of the members of the Gunners board. He added that a comeback of any form remains out of the order as he wants to keep complete distance from manager Unai Emery, he told the channel: “I have been in touch with some people at the club but I felt when you go like that you cannot be half in, half out. You let people who come in work their way. And I wanted to take a complete distance. It’s still a bit early, maybe, to go back. I haven’t been back at the club.”

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