Arsene Wenger seems to have softened his stance on a director of football coming into the club after initially dismissing it out of hand.

A lot has been said recently about Wenger’s disapproval of a director of football coming in to the club, at least whilst he’s in charge.

However, it seems as though he has accepted the possibility of structural changes within the club as he prepares to sign a new two-year deal, reports suggest.

His comments on the matter support the belief that the 69-year-old has relaxed his mindset over new staffing changes this summer.

Director of Football, when I say that, is a guy who decides the decisions that normally are down to the manager,” Wenger said.

“That means selection of players buying and all matters that concern the functioning of the team on a daily basis. Of course we can need help to become better, yes of course. I am always open to that.

When questioned about whether he’d be open to working alongside someone he got along with, he said: “I am always open to things that improve the quality and the future of the club.

“Apart from that, after that you have to see if it’s really efficient because the titles do not always make you better.