Arsene Wenger defends his years in Arsenal – possibility of a return to coaching job.

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Arsene Wenger might undoubtedly return to coaching job after three years of his departure from Emirates stadium.

Wenger left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years at the club and is now working as FIFA’s chief of global football development.

In his records, he has lifted huge trophies all attributed to his maestro in coaching job. He has won three Premier League titles with the Gunners and the FA Cup on seven occasions, while also reaching the Champions League final and famously overseeing the Invincibles side of 2003-04.

“I think people are quite harsh about the last years,” he told The Telegraph. “In 2016, we finished second in the league. Leicester won, but other teams were behind Leicester as well and Leicester only lost three games.

“In 2017, we did not qualify for the top four for the first time in 20 years, but we got 75 points.

“People don’t realise. We won the FA Cup against Chelsea, who had just won the championship. In 2018, we lost the League Cup final against Manchester City, we lost in the semi-final of the Europa League against Atletico Madrid, by one goal.

“Arsenal will be in my heart forever, but I focus on my next life now.

“I gave the best years of my career to develop what I think is important – the stadium, to pay it back and put the club in a position where it was capable of facing the future and had the potential to do well. 

“At the end of the day, above all, we won and what I am most proud about is putting the club in that position.”

Despite leaving Arsenal three years ago, Wenger has once, twice if not thrice been linked to a managerial job. Speaking about it, he said: “Overall we have to accept that our days come to an end at some stage. But I don’t rule it out.

“There are always people who say ‘You are too old’, so at the time maybe I thought they were right, but I am in good shape and I have not completely decided not to do it anymore,” he affirmed.