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Arsenal boss Arteta: I'd like Wenger back around us

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits he'd like to see Arsene Wenger return to the club.

Wenger, 70, admitted this week he has not been back to the club since they axed him as boss in 2018 after 22 years in charge.

But current Gunners chief Arteta - signed by the Frenchman as a player in 2011 - said: “I would like to see him back around us.

"He was a massive figure for me and he's someone that I can still learn a lot of things from and I would like to have him closer to us.

“Obviously the actual environment at the moment doesn't allow us to do it, but I think he's a figure that has to be very present in what we do at the football club because he is, in my opinion, the one who had the vision and helped this club to evolve and be what it is today."

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