Arsenal: Arteta would love to see Wenger around more
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said he wishes former boss Arsene Wenger would take a more active role in life at the Emirates.
The Gunners will travel to Liverpool for their first game after the international break and they are 19/4 to win at Anfield on 20th November. Jurgen Klopp's side are 1/2 and the draw is available at 15/4.
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Arteta's team have recovered well from losing their opening three games of the campaign and the coach believes his players could benefit from Wenger's wisdom on a more regular basis.
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Wenger, who is Fifa's chief of global football development, managed the Gunners from 1996 until 2018 and has not been seen at a game since.
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Arteta signed for Wenger in 2011 and continued to play for Arsenal until he retired in 2016 and took up a position as Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City.
However, he thinks his former boss to be a huge influence on their current crop of players.
He said: "If it was not for him I would not be in the position I am today and I wouldn't have enjoyed the career I had.
"I would like him to be more present at the club.
"I think the players would be inspired to have him around and I think for the club it would be a huge boost.
"It was so intense for him for over 20 years and you need to get away a little bit, but I think it would be so beneficial for all parties to have him more present."