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Mikel Arteta and Edu’s verdict on potential Arsene Wenger return to the Emirates stadium

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu would welcome Arsene Wenger’s return to the Emirates Stadium four years after his departure from the club. Arsene Wenger took over the gunners manager back in 1996. His tenure lasted an impressive 22 years and he left the club back in 2018.

But after leaving the club back in 2018, Arsene Wenger claimed that he would never return to the Emirates Stadium. Talking to BeIN Sport about his Arsenal tenure and any potential return to the club, he said:

“Would I return to the Emirates Stadium? I always said to myself that I would be leaving Arsenal completely,” “That’s the decision I made.”

Mikel Arteta’s side looks on due course to return to the Champions League at the end of the season. They are currently 4th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 51 points from 27 league games so far this term.

Back in November, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta talked about his desire to work closely with Arsene Wenger at the club. While reports coming out of England suggest that the legendary manager may be open to returning to the club as a senior board member.

Former gunner right-back Bacary Sagna believes that Arsenal could achieve something great if Wenger returned to the club. He said:

“I would love to see Arsene Wenger coming back to the club. I think, combined with Mikel Arteta, Arsenal could achieve something amazing.”

What did Mikel Arteta and Edu say about Arsene Wenger’s potential return

Talking during a recent interview about Arsene Wenger’s potential return to the Emirates, Mikel Arteta said:

“I would like him to be much closer personally to me because I think it would be a great help, it would be a great help for the club,”

“Things take time and I think he has to dictate those timings. What I can say from my side, and I think on behalf of everybody, is that we would be delighted to have him much closer.”

Just days after Mikel Arteta’s interview, Edu talked to the legendary manager during the premiere of his documentary, Arsene Wenger: Invincible. During an interview after the premiere, he said:

“I told him I would like to see him a bit closer to the club and to myself as well in the future. That would be a real, real pleasure and special for everyone here.”

“We were good friends, and we worked for each other. If I can help create that again, then that’s what we want to do.”

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