Arsene Wenger has finally opened the doors towards a potential exit from the gunners after admitting that he is flattered to be linked with the England job.
Wenger has been at Arsenal for more than two decades, but there has been growing discontent from fans due to the lack of top honours. Two FA Cup trophies are the only successes that the team has achieved in the last decade. Even though the team has had a good start to the 2015-16 league campaign, Wenger is out of contract at the end of the campaign and there continues to be rumours about his future.
The sudden availability of the England job – following the departure of Sam Allardyce after just one game – has led to rumours that Wenger could be the next England boss. Incredibly, the Frenchman did not put an end to those rumours and stated that he would be willing to consider any options that come around. Wenger only confirmed that he would be staying at Arsenal till the end of the campaign. Arsenal managed to secure a 2-0 win over FC Basel in the second group match of the Champions League. They are now favourites to secure a place in the knockout stages in the next couple of matches.
“If he wants to go into that aside of football – whenever he’s spoke about it to me he’s said international football is not for him right now.He’s at the end of his contract and if he wins something for Arsenal or he doesn’t then it will come to a head one way or the other. Would he then fancy backing down a little bit? Knowing him he likes to be involved in the day-to-day basis of the game. Whether international football fits that bill I’m not sure,” said former Arsenal star Lee Dixon, who played under Wenger.