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Arsene Wenger comments on a potential return to Arsenal

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has responded to claims he could consider making a return to the club.

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has admitted that he would consider a return to the club but doesn’t reckon his services would be needed.

The Frenchman oversaw a 22-year spell at the club from 1996 until 2018 and made his mark on English football while at the club.

Wenger finally cut ties with his beloved club in 2018 and now holds a role as FIFA’s chief of global football development.

Since his departure, Arsenal have struggled to compete for top honours under Unai Emery and now Mikel Arteta. Bar the FA Cup win by the Spaniard, the Gunners have pretty much struggled competitively and in terms of titles as well.

With the club 13th in the Premier League, Arteta remains under intense pressure despite recording successive wins over Brighton and Chelsea.

Wenger says he could return if he’s needed but doesn’t think the situation would get so bad to warrant that happening.

“If I’m needed, I will help them, but I don’t expect that, no,” Wenger told NBC Sports in an exclusive interview.

While Wenger continues to be frustrated by the manner in which his exit from the club was handled, he does not expect the feeling to last.

“Time is a good doctor, you know” he said.

During his time at Arsenal, Wenger led Arsenal to the Premier League title on three occasions and led the club to the FA Cup seven times.

The legendary Frenchman has backed Mikel Arteta several times and insists the Spaniard will restore the club back to glory days.

Only time will tell how that plays out.