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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly decided against moving back to his homeland after rejecting the chance of becoming a Ligue 1 side manager.
The 68-year-old manager, who recently stepped down from the Gunners managerial post, was reportedly offered a contract deal by Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne to become their next manager. However, the deal was turned down by the Frenchman.
According to LeSport via Calciomercato, Wenger is not ready to make a return to his country as he is hoping of getting a more lucrative offer elsewhere before the start of the next transfer period.
Meanwhile, Gunners executives are yet to find a perfect replacement for Arsene Wenger who is regarded as one of the best managers in the history of the Premier League.
The Emirates Stadium outfit have been linked with Juventus manager Maximilliano Allegri, but the Italian manager is keen on staying in Turin beyond the summer.
However, former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is likely going to be the Frenchman’s replacement as he is reportedly leading the race for the job. The Spanish international was part of Guardiola’s backroom staff who won the League title in the just concluded season. He seems ready to move a step further in his young coaching career.
With the experience amassed under his compatriot combined with his tutelage under Wenger as a former player and ex-captain of an Arsenal side, Arteta will surely bring the best out of the Gunners players in the upcoming season; if appointed.