- Arsene Wenger says he has no intention of returning to Arsenal on any capacity
- The Frenchman parted ways with the club in May 2018 after 22 years in charge
- Wenger is the only manager to have won the Premier League unbeaten in a season
- The 70-year-old was delighted to see Liverpool lose the chance to replicate his feat in February
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has no intention of returning to the Emirates Stadium on any capacity.
The Frenchman stepped down from his position as the Gunners head coach in the summer of 2018 after managing them for 22 solid seasons.
He won three Premier League titles during his reign at the club and the most profound was the one he lifted without losing a single match all through the campaign.
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And the 70-year-old has expressed delight that Liverpool could not match the incredible feat achieved at the end of the 2003-04 season.
After stepping down, Wenger indicated intentions to return to football management in top European leagues but that did not happen.
Instead, he landed a role with the world football governing body as FIFA’s head of global football development.
Wenger told beIN SPORTS: "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.”
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The Frenchman said he does not plan to return to the stadium even as a spectator despite various positions considered for Wenger, but none will be filled at Arsenal.
Goal.com reports that the North Londoners have concluded plans to build a statue for their legendary boss outside their home ground.
On that recognition of his achievements, Wenger said: “I managed the club for 1,235 games, I’ve had good and bad times there, but we always tried to defend the club’s values. And I think we managed to do it.”
Having won the Premier League title unbeaten in the 2003-04 campaign, Wenger heaved a sigh of relief after Watford handed Liverpool their first Premier League defeat in a game that ended in a 3-0 defeat for the Reds in February.
“Yes, it was a form of satisfaction [to see Liverpool lose],” Wenger said.
“We always like to be the only ones to achieve something. They (Liverpool) could really go all the way. But it shows that it's difficult to repeat this feat. Anyway, that day, I had a lot of messages from Arsenal supporters.”
The 70-year-old added: “FIFA has responsibility for 211 federations and the big problem is being efficient. I’m not saying I’m not missing a competition, but I’m trying to be efficient in this area.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is still worried about the club after about two years he stepped down as their head coach.
The Frenchman was said to have mutually parted ways with the Gunners at the end of the 2017-18 season, with Unai Emery taking over from him.
He may not have won many titles during his 22-year reign at the Emirates Stadium, he set a record that no manager has been able to break in the Premier League.
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