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Arsenal management reportedly make surprise Wenger approach

Arsenal are keen to welcome legendary French manager Arsene Wenger back to the club, according to the latest reports.

Wenger ended a 22-year reign at the Gunners in 2018, but his successor has already been sacked by the club.

The Frenchman’s former player Mikel Arteta is now in charge and the Mirror state the club’s hierarchy are trying to convince Arsene to return.

Wenger accepted a role at Fifa the previous year and has said publicly he would be reluctant to work at the club again.

Arteta is trying to tap into the club’s roots and has spoken to ex-members of staff, as well visiting Highbury House.

The Gunners board think Wenger’s return would serve as a boost to the supporters and increase the support for Arteta.

Senior figures at the club have already spoken to Arsene about the prospect of a return and there has been talks about a statute in his honour.

Wenger endorsed Mikel’s appointment but refused to comment too much on Arsenal’s new manager and the sacking of Unai Emery.

‘Look I am an Arsenal supporter – I said that in my last speech,’ Arsene said in December. When Arteta will be in charge, I will support Arteta.

‘For the rest, of course Arsenal is going through a very difficult period so it’s better I don’t comment too much on that and I just suffer like every supporter.’

Although Arsene’s time at Arsenal ended on a somewhat sour note, the 70-year-old is the Gunners’ most successful manager, winning three PL titles with the Gunners.

Brentford key man linked with £15m summer move to Arsenal

Arsenal have been linked with a swoop for Brentford forward Said Benrahma, according to a recent report by The Telegraph.

The 24-year-old star has been in solid form for the Bees this campaign, with Thomas Frank’s team sitting fifth in the EFL Championship.

Benrahma has netted eight goals and registered six assists, including a superb hat-trick at Hull on Saturday. He has also been connectd with both Leicester City and Newcastle United (The Sun).

The Algerian arrived at Griffin Park last year costing the club £1.5 million from OGC Nice (The Sun). In total he has played 71 matches for the Bees; bagging 19 goals and stating 23 assists. He is improving all the time and PL suitors are inevitably emerging.

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