- Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit says Arsene Wenger will make a comeback soon
- The former Gunners boss has been out of management since he left the Emirates
- The 69-year-old has been linked to replace Niko Kovac at struggling Bayern Munich
Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has revealed that his former boss Arsene Wenger is close to returning to management.
The 69-year-old has been out of work since he quit the Gunners last summer after 22-years in charge of the north London club.
And Wenger's former midfielder Petit has opened up he has been told by his fellow Frenchman he would making a comeback soon.
The former World cup winner hinted Wenger could make a stunning switch to Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga side have struggled under Niko Kovac this season.
When asked if Wenger is going to retire, Petit replied: “No. He is going to manage soon. Yes, soon.
“I had a conversation three weeks ago when I was in Dubai. He was with a friend of mine.
“There are big rumours in France about him taking over as Bayern Munich manager.
“Some of them said he is going to go to Madrid, I don’t believe in it. Some of them said there is big things at Paris Saint-Germain as a sporting director.
“You’ve got big names there. Can you imagine if you put Arsene Wenger there? I don’t believe in it.
“I still believe Arsene is passionate about the field, working with the players. This is something really important for him.
“It’s vital, so I don’t see him working in the offices. He could, he has the knowledge and the intelligence to do that. He still has experience to give on the pitch.”
The 48-year-old has insisted that the former Monaco boss has learned from his mistakes with the Emirate outfit.
He added: “What happened with Arsenal gave him a big kick up the a***. “It was meant to be. It was even a bit too late but I think that was good for him. Now he does not have the security and he has had to take a step back.
“He has to think ‘what was missing, did I do everything right?’ Just like a player after a game. I know him very well and he has done that.
“I’m sure he knows exactly what was wrong. Even when he is almost 70-years-old that will serve him as an experience.
“They needed a change. Even Arsene knows it. He knows that after 20 years at the same club and frustrating years.
“It’s like living with your wife, after a while things are not the same way. It was like a divorce, but it was meant to be.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that former Monaco and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he will return to football management in January 2019.
Since the Frenchman left the Gunners last season, he has been linked with many clubs in Europe with Paris-Saint-Germain said to be ready to give him a role.
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