Ex-Arsenal player: Wenger told me he would return to managing soon
- Emmanuel Petit, an ex-Arsenal player believes that Arsene Wenger won't retire just yet
- The ex-midfielder believes Arsene won't take a technical role at any club as he likes to work with players and communicate with them
- Petit claims the former boss should learn a lesson from his resignation
- He adds Arsene knew Arsenal needed changes
Petit was asked about ex-Gunners boss' plans for the future. Will he retire anytime soon?
“No. He is going to manage soon. Yes, soon. I had a conversation three weeks ago when I was in Dubai. He was with a friend of mine. There are big rumours in France about him taking over as Bayern Munich manager.
“Some of them said he is going to go to Madrid, I don't believe in it. Some of them said there is big things at Paris Saint-Germain as a sporting director. You've got big names there. Can you imagine if you put Arsene Wenger there? I don't believe in it.
“I still believe Arsene is passionate about the field, working with the players. This is something really important for him. It's vital, so I don't see him working in the offices. He could, he has the knowledge and the intelligence to do that. He still has experience to give on the pitch.”
On Wenger's exit from Arsenal:
“What happened with Arsenal gave him a big kick up the a***. It was meant to be. It was even a bit too late but I think that was good for him. Now he does not have the security and he has had to take a step back.
“He has to think 'what was missing, did I do everything right?' Just like a player after a game. I know him very well and he has done that. I'm sure he knows exactly what was wrong. Even when he is almost 70-years-old that will serve him as an experience.
“They needed a change. Even Arsene knows it. He knows that after 20 years at the same club and frustrating years. It's like living with your wife, after a while things are not the same way. It was like a divorce, but it was meant to be.”
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