Arsene Wenger ready for January return

Author: Sky Sports
Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is likely to return to active football in January.

“I  have  received enquires from all over the word," said the 68-year-old football tactician who ended his long reign at Arsenal last season.

Expressing delight about his return the Frenchman said he felt re-energised and ready to take up a new challenge.

"From my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all over the world.

"There are associations, national teams, it could be in Japan.

Wenger, who joined Arsenal from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1996, shaid he could be back early next year. "I believe that I will start again on January 1," he told Skysports.

 Wenger, who was recently linked to the Japan head coach job and a boardroom position at French giants PSG, noted that he did not know what role he would take up when he returns.

"I feel rested and am ready to work again. But where? I don't know yet." 

Wenger also addressed the issue of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil calling time on his international career with Germany following their disappointing FIFA World Cup in Russia, and his falling out with the national federation.

"I believe that Germany needs Ozil. I hope that Joachim Loew (Germany boss) can convince him that he will come back," Wenger said.

Arsene Wenger says he hopes Germany coach Joachim Loew can convince Mesut Ozil to return


"Ozil is a super football player, who was not the worst in the World Cup. I did not love that he left the German national team.

"I love it when the players are as good as possible. He loses a bit if he does not play at an international level"