Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he is being courted by a lot of clubs but has not decided on what he will do once he steps down as the Gunners’ boss.
Wenger will step down as Arsenal’s manager at the end of the season after 22 years in charge.
Following his announcement that he will quit as Arsenal’s boss, there were reports that clubs including Paris Saint-Germain are interested in his service.
And the French coach has come out to confirm that he is wanted by clubs.
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“Yes! More than I expected,” Wenger said in his press conference on Tuesday ahead of his penultimate Premier League game away to Leicester City on Wednesday.
“But I’m not analysing or considering anything. I want to work well here until the last day of my contract.
“For sure I will be active. My brain demands work and is active.
“I have huge experience in management. Overall, I will work.
“What will I do? I don’t know.”
Wenger however says that he does not see himself taking charge of another English club while thanking former Arsenal Vice Chairman David Dein for giving him the chance to manage in the Premier League. See portable air conditioner review
“At the moment, that is difficult for me. I don’t envisage that (on handling another EPL club).
“I would like to finish one of my last press conferences to thank David Dein who brought me here.
“He had a special vision for the future and the Premier League. He gave a foreign manager a chance when no-one knew me.
“He deserves special thanks because he is a special man.”
Wenger describes the duo of Luis Henrique and Massimiliano Allegro who have been tipped to replace him at Arsenal, as very good managers.
“All these guys [Enrique, Allegri] are very competent,” he said
“As an Arsenal fan I will support the man to do it.
“I don’t want to come out publicly on that. If they want my advice, I will give it them.”
On the injury front ahead of the game against Leicester, Wenger said: “We have four players that are out. Cazorla, Koscielny, Ozil and Elneny.
“We have checked everybody today. We may leave one or two out tomorrow because we play again on Sunday.
“Some of them played in Madrid and on Sunday.”
And on the current Arsenal squad, the three-time EPL winning manager tipped the team compete for the title next season.
He said:“The squad doesn’t need much. There is huge potential in there and good spirit.
“There’s a good basis. We need two or three additions and this team will compete for the title next season.
“We don’t need massive spending. You are seeing defenders go for £70million.
“It is difficult to know what is a lot.”
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