Arsenal fans have been reacting to a report that has claimed the club’s hierarchy are keen to welcome Arsene Wenger back to the club.
According to The Mirror, members of the Gunners board want the legendary Frenchman, who managed the club for 22 years, to attend games at the Emirates Stadium to improve morale and help garner support.
Wenger has been reluctant to go back to the club given the way he left – with some fans having gotten particularly vocal towards the end of his reign.
But Arsenal bosses see Wenger’s potential presence on matchdays as a positive and something that could possibly unite the crowd.
Apparently senior figures have already been making inroads to talk to the 70-year-old into it.
Whether Wenger would have the time to indulge such a request is another thing, given the fact he now works for FIFA as a Head of Global Football Development.
Arsenal could certainly do with a sort of fresh impetus at the club right now, with Mikel Arteta struggling to yield positive results.
Performance levels have improved slightly, but the Spaniard has managed to oversee just one Premier League victory since his arrival in December.
Arsenal fans react
Despite the levels of toxicity from some towards the end of Wenger’s reign, the response on social media to a potential return for him to the Emirates was quite positive:
I think that would be wonderful, I would love to see Arsene at The Emirates again, We loved him for so many years & he brought us great happiness . I am sure Arteta would be really happy for him to come back on a visit as a fan
— sheila (@sheilae03392188) February 6, 2020
Rename the stadium already
— Gunner Satish 🕙 (@OtakuGunner) February 6, 2020
Searching for a better duo than Arsène Wenger 🤝 The Carpet🔴⚪️
— IsaacAFCG⚽️ (@IsaacAFCG) February 6, 2020
As part of the board to replace Keswick?
— Pranav (@pranav_268) February 6, 2020
— Simba (@Simbba17) February 6, 2020
Bring him in in an advisor role to help Edu. They can bring in Brazilian and French young stars for us
— WreckEmTech (@Guns_Up_TTU) February 6, 2020
You can never take the Arsene out of Arsenal
— JoeyCentric™ (@Chuzak) February 6, 2020
Sir Wenger returning to the carpet💉💉💉
— TerrificTorreira (@TerrificTorrei1) February 6, 2020
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
— fazinho (@MikelsMagicFC) February 6, 2020
I’m on my knees, Wenger needed back at the carpet😍 pic.twitter.com/EtPGFGgQb1
— V👑 (@Vieirology) February 6, 2020
Oh Christ please!!! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏿
— Nnamdi (@ziko014) February 6, 2020
— OG (@CarlosZZ___) February 6, 2020
Please make this happen
— Justin Whitener (@Juiceman_Cometh) February 6, 2020