Marc Overmars will return to Arsenal as a director of football, according to reports.

Arsene Wenger has accepted the need for a director of football at the club. That’s according to the Daily Star, at least, who report former winger Overmars is set to join the club and take up the position.

This is despite the fact that Arsenal denied any agreement with the Dutchman just last week. Overmars is currently working as the Director of Football at his old club, Ajax.

Wenger does not want to work with a Director of Football and has openly questioned the role several times in the past. He was especially adamant about not needing one towards the end of last season, as speculation mounted that Ivan Gazidis was looking at potential options.

Arsenal’s transfer business has come in for criticism due to an inability to get certain deals over the line. Negotiator Dick Law has already decided to leave the club for personal reasons, leaving a vacancy open in Arsenal’s transfer team.

It’s unknown if Overmars would take up a conventional Director of Football role or how much power he’d be allowed to have. The 44-year-old played for Arsenal for three seasons between 1997 and 2000, winning the double in the 1997/98 season.

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