Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out managing elsewhere

Arsene Wenger was asked about taking over the manager’s role for his country of birth France after leaving Arsenal, and he refused to deny the possibility.

The 66 year-old is into the last 12 months of his current deal and has come under pressure from Gunners’ fans in recent years. Supporters have grown frustrated with the lack of impetus in challenging for the Premier League title, and fans remain divided on his ability to lead the club going forwards.

Wenger has now been asked about his future, and was specifically asked whether he would consider taking over the international managerial role for France in the future.

Wenger said: ‘I am getting a bit old now to make long-term plans, for the moment I am a club manager. We shall see what happens.’

His country head into the European Championships as favourites to lift the trophy, with the tournament also being held in France.

The Euro 2016 tournament kicks off tonight with the hosts taking on Romania at 8PM (GMT), and France will be keen to hit the ground running.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is set to star in attack alongside Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and/or Antoine Griezmann tonight, in what looks a highly potent forward line.

Wenger is known to hold the striker in high regard, despite a long barren run this season, and he would likely remain central to the manager’s plans should he sign up to manage his country.

Laurent Koscielny is also in the squad, while Francis Coquelin has been regularly overlooked, and could be boosted by Wenger agreeing to switch to Les Bleus.

Do we think Wenger is in his last season at Arsenal? Could he be set to take on the France job in 12 months? Does Coquelin deserve his first international cap?

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Coquelin Euro 2016 France Wenger

21 Comments

  1. ButtFlaps says:

    He said once he like to do the jobs of Les Blues. Maybe next year!!!

    1. mobaygunner says:

      I hope france win the euro for giroud sake cuz if thay dont my oh my..he will not hear the end of it..fail for arsenal this season and fail for france this summer???..sorry cant call u a top striker if u cant deliver!!!!!
      Hope he does well tho always rote for gunners on international…cant blame him if wenger and descamp put him in position he’s not suited for….come on u French!!!

      1. Jim A says:

        I thought the game was played with 11 on a side?

        1. mobaygunner says:

          It is but for him its a big tournament…im not bashing him just saying all these fans booing and blaming him he bet not f@@k up and half time first game not too good for him..2 chances miss..good chances too

  2. goonerboy says:

    Lol @ “am a bit too old”…
    Monseur you are very old man..
    It will be great to see him manage France though,the man loves football to a fault…

    About being his last season at the Emirates??? No one knows buh I hope it is….

    Coq cannot get into that France midfield right to be brutally sincere..he could have maybe displaced Kante if he wasn’t injured..apart from Kante, I don’t think he can displace anyone in there…..

  3. ger burke says:

    goodbye arsene and thanks for the first ten years of your reign, regrettably , however , i , would prefer to forget the next ten years . what a waste of a super club . but the verybest of luck to you .

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Have some respect. He has failed in the last three seasons but to write off his tenure between that and the invincible sod criminal.

      His biggest achievement was keeping Arsenal relevant when he had no money. That kept hope alive. Yes, he failed when he got money again but to say his success ended at 10 years is just dumb

  4. goonerboy says:

    France line up is out!!
    Giroud,Kos,Kante Payet all start..

  5. SoOpa AeoN says:

    We all know when Monsieur Wenger should have retired on a high……but he didn’t!

    Do i care now?…..Nope

    One day we wake up to find he’s leaving… We may Lament our Lack of preparation!

  6. goonerboy says:

    It seems Flamini has been released by Arsenal according to PL list of released players..

  7. Twig says:

    I wish our Arsenal had a wonderful looking lineup as this France side. Damn!

  8. mobaygunner says:

    First miss for girlie….yo damn right I’m counting

  9. Bigvalbowski says:

    And so it begins for OG,

    0-1

    Lol

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      0-2

  10. Fab says:

    OG is just a passanger in 10 wheels truck!. He is simply a jocker.

  11. mobaygunner says:

    Miss number 2 giroud lol
    Im counting

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @mobaygunner
      Some of you dudes are as petty as little school kids…

      1. mobaygunner says:

        Hows wasi being pitty im stating facts..thats what giroud does he miss chances

        1. NY_Gunner says:

          @mobaygunner
          The real facts are, all strikers miss chances…Grow up.

  12. mobaygunner says:

    If u need 5 chance to score 1 ur not a top striker…sorry if i offended giroud boys…i like the guy but he a bk up at best at a top club..wish is not bad

  13. dragunov762mm says:

    Giroud aerial ability like last night against Romania is something that we should count on. He should scored twice from the air really. He’s not bad option for subs.
    Can wait to see who’s our main striker. Vardy? Janssen? Lukaku? Higuain? Lewandoski? Arsene himself (finally) felt that we were not productive enough last season (gosh…where have you been old man?). So, from that consciousness he must buy a main striker. Top class one, nonetheless.

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