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Arsenal should get Wenger back, says Charlie Nicholas

Mon 11 January 2021 | 14:06

Former Gunners forward is keen to see Wenger back at Emirates to help them land top transfer targets.

Having won three

Premier League

trophies and seven FA Cup titles

, Arsene Wenger

ended his legendary career at


in 2018

. The French coach saw his successors fail to bear pressures at Arsenal as both Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta have struggled to maintain consistency at Emirates. However, Former Arsenal forward

Charlie Nicholas

believes that having Wenger back in Arsenal could help the team complete their rebuilding project.

“I suggested about two years ago they should bring Arsene Wenger back to Arsenal,

“When Wenger and David Dein were a partnership that was bringing in Thierry Henrys and Patrick Vieiras, it was a partnership that the manager wanted.

“Their relationship worked an absolute treat. Wenger was probably too intelligent for football and wanted to have a say in the finances of it too, and Dein would say, 'if we can afford it, we're just going to get you the player.' It worked so well.

“And I'd still take him back now.”

Asked about Wenger’s potential working relationship with Mikel Arteta, Nicholas responded:

“He'd not be a threat to Arteta, he'd be there to help him.

“He's a genuine Arsenal fan, and because of that he'll show the leadership and understanding the club needs.

“If Arsene was to call or turn up to meet a player from Atletico Madrid or Barcelona or Real Madrid, I think there's a strong chance he'd help get those deals over the line because of his presence and his reputation.

“I still think he could play a marvellous part in teaching Arteta the real rules of the management game.

“Of course, he made a lot of mistakes, and Emery and Arteta have inherited some bad signings he made, but Alex Ferguson made some mistakes too. He's still the best ever.

“It happens, but what Wenger created we have to respect.”

source: SportMob