Mikel Arteta: “I would love to see Arsene Wenger back"
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Arsene Wenger is a man who has achieved a lot with Arsenal. However, the owners of the club decided that it was time for a new coach, given that the club was in big trouble. There are also rumors that Wenger himself decided to leave the club.
Anyway, he's not part of the team anymore, and the great expert Mikel Arteta is now in charge. After his dismissal, Wenger never returned to the club; “No, I haven't been there, I think after 22 years, maybe I arrived at the end of the road, and people wanted a change, I can understand.
“I must say I [am] always loyal to the club and turned many, many clubs down because I felt like my life was linked with the club.
“The club has chosen a different direction. That I can understand completely, and sometimes you need to change completely and have a new start.
“My presence there could have been a problem, so I stay away completely and give the club the chance to rebuild a new connection with the new manager, and that's why I never talked about Arsenal, never came back to Arsenal because I didn't want to be a presence that is not maybe not good for the club”.
Mikel Arteta has no problem with Wenger returning to the club regardless of the role he will play. “I would love to [see him back]. I think he has explained it. I think he has every window, every door, in this football club open whenever he is ready.
“Whenever he feels it is the right moment to do it.
He knows that from my side; he knows that from many other people at the football club.
“Hopefully, that will happen soon because it will inspire, and a lot of people would be so happy to see him back”.
Ben White was not invited to the England team, and some believe that the reason for this is an injury.
“He is fit. I think Ben is giving a lot of reasons to be selected”. Ben White is playing at right back this season, which is not the position he is used to playing. “He has played in both positions, and he has been selected sometimes and not.
I think to have a versatile player to play at that level in both positions of central defender, and full back is something that, in my opinion, any manager wants.
“Especially when you go to a tournament where a lot of things can happen.
That’s Gareth’s decision and his coaching staff's. Whenever he gets the call, he will be ready”.