Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas thinks former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should be brought back in an advisory role to help steer the club back in the right direction.
The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving the Emirates in 2018 and has mainly been working as a TV pundit, but Nicholas believes the Gunners legend’s knowledge could be put to better use by offering advice to the club’s hierarchy and current head coach Unai Emery:
“I would go in for Wenger and get him on the board or get him in as the technical director. Why let him talk to Bayern Munich and float about on TV when you can have that brain, fabric and understanding at the club right. He could work with an experienced manager to get it right.”
Nicholas’s claim that Arsenal are lacking any real direction under the current regime has a lot of evidence to back it up, but bringing back Wenger as an advisor may cause more problems than it solves.
The 70-year-old’s standing at the club means Emery or any new manager would feel undermined, and while a more informal advisory role may be something to consider, hiring him as a technical director is surely far from the club’s mind at the moment, especially after appointing Edu to a similar position in the summer.