Wenger reveals he rejected PL offers, gives key reason for top-flight snub

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he turned down job offers from unnamed Premier League clubs, adding that he is “too linked” to the Gunners to move back to the top flight.

Wenger left Arsenal in April 2018 after 22 years in charge of the club, with the Frenchman considering a role within FIFA for his next job in football.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Frenchman spoke about opportunities he has been offered by unnamed Premier League clubs and revealed details about his potential new role within the football’s world governing body.

“I’m an Arsenal man and after that I’m a professional. I can’t stop working,” the 69-year-old said. “I decided to move out of the Premier League because I am too linked with Arsenal.

“I had opportunities to work in England but I turned them down. I don’t want to tell you [which clubs] because there are people in charge and it would unfair to them.



“[The new role] is chief of football development in the world and that decision will be made very soon,” Wenger added. “[FIFA] look for people who have big experience and knowledge of the game who have learned a lot.”

Wenger guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles – including when the Gunners went the whole term unbeaten in 2003/04 – and seven FA Cups during his tenure in North London.

Liverpool remain unbeaten after eight games so far this season, but Paul Merson has insisted that Jurgen Klopp’s side cannot match Arsenal’s feat.