Arsene Wenger will return to the Emirates to watch Arsenal ‘soon’ but has been staying away to give Unai Emery time and space to settle.
When Arsene Wenger left Arsenal at the end of the season, many expected him to hang around the club like Sir Alex Ferguson does at Manchester United. Of course, the situations are rather different.
Firstly, Ferguson retired from football and Wenger still hasn’t done that. He is still likely to take another job.
Secondly, there wasn’t the bad feeling around Ferguson when he left as there was around Wenger’s departure and any new manager would need time away from his watchful glare. It could be argued that they needed that at United, but that’s nothing to do with me.
In an interview with beIN ports, Wenger explained why he hadn’t been back and that he hopes to return soon:
Arsène Wenger Interview with beIN from last night: https://t.co/KkSlQihwRe
•Yet to attend Arsenal games to give Unai the time and space he deserves.
•Praised Emery’s work and said signings will add defensive stability.
•He will be at the Emirates to watch the club soon. pic.twitter.com/5BcoVr7ld3
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) December 20, 2018