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Arsenal chief Edu confirms talks with Wenger over possible return

Arsenal technical director Edu has spoken with Arsene Wenger about a return to the club.

Mikel Arteta recently claimed that he would love the former Gunners boss to make a return to the Emirates.

And Edu also believes that Arteta should be involved with the north London club.

"It was great to see Arsene Wenger the other day at the screening for his new documentary," Edu wrote in Arsenal's programme on Saturday.

"We had a good conversation, and I said to him that he cannot realise how important he is for my career.

"I told him I would like to see him a bit closer to the club and to myself as well in the future. That would be a real, real pleasure and special for everyone here.

"I also told him I was so proud to see myself in his film - it brought back lots of great memories about that Invincibles team!

"I loved watching how we built that team, how we built that season, how we went for every single game - against Manchester United, against Liverpool - those huge games and how we approached them.

"These are the beautiful memories I have as a player, but now I am a technical director, and I was watching it thinking about how we can create that culture that Arsene had at that moment.

"The mentality that the players had, the feeling we had in the dressing room and what we built together as a team.

"I remember the respect we had between all the players - you need that in a long, long season together.

"We were good friends, and we worked for each other. If I can help create that again, then that's what we want to do."

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