Gunners boss speaks out on Monaco rumours.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rubbished rumours that he held talks with AS Monaco over a possible return to his old club this summer, according to the Independent.
The Gunners boss’ future came under some speculation towards the end of last term as the team struggled for form and looked set for another trophyless season.
However, an FA Cup win was thought to have helped the Frenchman keep his job at the Emirates Stadium, and he stayed on to make it 18 years in charge of the north London side this season.
Still, Wenger was questioned about rumoured talks with Monaco’s owners during the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament, which the Ligue 1 club were involved in, at today’s AGM meeting.
Wenger was quick to deny any rumours, insisting there wasn’t even any need to comment on them.
“Before you ask, the story about Monaco is completely untrue, so you don’t need to ask me the question,” he said.
Wenger spent seven years at Monaco earlier in his career, before then working in Japan and later moving to Arsenal and becoming a highly influential figure in the club’s history.
The 64-year-old signed a new contract with Arsenal this summer to commit his future to the club after a long association with the Premier League giants.