Arsene Wenger says he’s still not ready to return to the Emirates because he wants to leave Unai Emery undisturbed to do his work.
The Frenchman hasn’t taken in a game at the stadium he helped to build since drawing a line under 22 years of Arsenal service in May 2018 although he has admitted being in contact with people at the club.
“I have been in touch with some people at the club, but I felt when you go like that you cannot be half in and half out,” he told beinSPORT.
“You have to let the people who come in work their way. I wanted to take a complete distance, it’s still a bit early to go back. I haven’t been back.”
Our former boss also touched on why he’s not yet returned to management despite insisting in the aftermath of his Arsenal departure that he was eager to do so.
“I still cannot live today with the fact that I will never ben on a bench again,” he said. I might go for an intermediate position. What I want to do is to share what I know, what I’ve learned as much as I can in the game.
“I would like to experience one more time the experience of the competition.”
“What happened is that I took a distance a little bit. I was realising I had been living like somebody in a coma for 35 years who has now woken up and is experiencing something different in life [other] than just my club, my game, my work.
“I thought maybe I have to analyse that better and take a little bit more longer distance. I was tempted and as well a little bit afraid to dive back into it straight away.”