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Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by ogbiwa: 6:48am On Sep 04, 2019
ARSENE WENGER is desperate to return to management - revealing he "can't live" without feeling the pressure of the dugout again.

The Frenchman, who will be 70 next month, admitted he has sometimes become "bitter" without the "excitement" of his 22-year reign as Gunners boss, which ended in May 2018.

Wenger , who says he is now "disconnected" from Arsenal, told beIN SPORTS he is now ready to return -and not necessarily as a No 1 - having already found some offers difficult to reject.

He said: "I can't live with the fact that I'll never be on the bench again.

"I might go for an intermediate position. I would like to experience one more time the intensity of a competition.

"I had a reluctance to go back into the heat again (but) it was difficult to say no to some people."

Wenger steered the Gunners to three Premier League titles and FA Cup glory seven times before deciding to step down at the end of the 2017-18 term when it became clear the board might seriously ponder his future.

But Arsenal last lifted the Prem crown in 2004 and Wenger bowed out by finishing sixth, seven points behind Chelsea in fifth and 37 adrift of champions
Manchester City.

'I'VE REINVENTED MY LIFE'
Nonetheless, his legacy of pure passing football remains and Real Madrid were among the clubs rumoured to have since shown interest in him.

Now he insists he has "reinvented" his life after finally separating emotionally from the Emirates.

Wenger said: "When you have been in the game for such a long time, I would never have felt I could leave Arsenal without being disconnected from the club, but I had to reinvent a new life.

"Sometimes you could become a bit bitter because you don't have the same excitement anymore, and I'm very happy to have survived but in a very positive way because I'm conscious to have 22 years is exceptional.

"I was very lucky to guide this club for 22 years - with a touch of class always.

"So overall I must say that I'm happy to have disconnected.

"I managed to do that because I feel somewhere that I gave my heart and my brain as much as I could when I was there.

"And then you have to accept that. It's like educating children. You have to let them go their way and continue to be successful."

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by logon599: 6:49am On Sep 04, 2019
Papa should rest o. The pressures of daily football management may be too much for him at that age.

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Nbote(m): 6:52am On Sep 04, 2019
Baba shld jus go and continue with his rest jor or beta still handle a national team instead if he has to return to management

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Macgyver1: 10:50am On Sep 04, 2019
We need him back at Arsenal cheesy

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Unconquerable: 10:50am On Sep 04, 2019
The man who made Arsenal and almost destroyed it. He should retire.
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by wwwtortoise(m): 10:51am On Sep 04, 2019
His Life
His Decision
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Nobody: 10:51am On Sep 04, 2019
I'm surprised he even survived this long after leaving Arsenal
Arsene is Football and Football is Arsene. Arsenal was his baby and he lleaving was not 100% his decision.

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Nobody: 10:51am On Sep 04, 2019
With the Name Arsene Wenger And Arsenal, I use to think na him papa club, coupled with the fact that
he almost coached forever.

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by CharlesJok3r: 10:51am On Sep 04, 2019
Arsene wender should go and rest!
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by OTayobami(m): 10:51am On Sep 04, 2019
Ehn! He should coach in local clubs around his country home now...
Oh! see me Nigerian as i just reply, Oh God of Nigeria! When will i be able to boast about my local clubs like this....na sha people dey their Bognor isle like this na
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Simeony007(m): 10:51am On Sep 04, 2019
It's now too obvious that Wenger is not a bad coach nor bad tactically, it's just that Arsenal is cursed

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by martineverest(m): 10:52am On Sep 04, 2019
I would prefer him to useless valverde.....Bayern should grab him asap

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Denikayan: 10:53am On Sep 04, 2019
Same way Buhari must be persuaded to run for a 3rd term.

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by aywhy93(m): 10:53am On Sep 04, 2019
illitrate:
With the Name Arsene Wenger And Arsenal, I use to think na him papa club, coupled with the fact that
he almost coached forever.

Lol.. you're not alone grin cheesy

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by simple250: 10:53am On Sep 04, 2019
Wenger is broke ....
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by biggz82: 10:53am On Sep 04, 2019
Baba you need rest
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by mcocolok(m): 10:54am On Sep 04, 2019
He should go and coach bafana bafana
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by martineverest(m): 10:54am On Sep 04, 2019
Unconquerable:
The man who made Arsenal and almost destroyed it. He should retire.
he doesn't need to
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Junkie1: 10:54am On Sep 04, 2019
undecided BET WHY? THIS MAN RUINED ARSENAL
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by propynich123: 10:54am On Sep 04, 2019
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Kelvin30286063(m): 10:55am On Sep 04, 2019
Great coach. Somehow, I miss him

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by northvietnam(m): 10:55am On Sep 04, 2019
he's better than Ole the Drawer

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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by ashacot: 10:55am On Sep 04, 2019
The greatest arsenal LEGEND
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by gurusmac4: 10:55am On Sep 04, 2019
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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by drips8(m): 10:56am On Sep 04, 2019
The man should just retire

He'll probably ruin the the little legacy he has left
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by RomeoEmpire(m): 10:57am On Sep 04, 2019
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Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by Ajimmyco(m): 10:59am On Sep 04, 2019
Macgyver1:
We need him back at Arsenal cheesy
You and who? lipsrsealed undecided
Re: Arsene Wenger Is "Desperate" To Return To Football Management At 70 by dfrost: 11:01am On Sep 04, 2019
cheesy grin

AW misses football like mad.

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