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Arsene Wenger Says He’s Gotten More offers Than Expected

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger applauds before his lap of honor at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he’s received more offers to remain in management than he expected as he prepares to leave Gunners, although he’s not “considering anything” until his time at Arsenal is officially over.

The departing Arsenal tactician of 22 years spoke to the media ahead of his penultimate match in charge of the team at Leicester City on Wednesday and said the opportunities are rife.

When asked if he’s had many offers, Wenger replied, said:

“Yes! More than I expected.

“At the moment I am focusing on doing my job well. I’m not even analysing or considering anything.

I want to work well here until the last day of my contract and then I will rest a little bit and think about where i will go from there.

“But for sure I will be active. My brain demands work and is active. I have huge experience in management. Overall, I will work. What will I do? I don’t know yet.”

There are few clear indicators as to where Wenger could end up in his next post, although his comments appear to suggest taking the helm of another Premier League team is hardly his ideal scenario.

Wenger has already managed in his native France, as well as in Japan with Nagoya Grampus Eight prior to his arrival at Arsenal in 1996, and he may fancy the idea of working in another new setting.

While his last season at the Emirates Stadium hasn’t provided the positive send-off he’d have hoped for, without a trophy to hand, the club’s support were united in bidding farewell to Wenger in his last home game, via Soccer AM: