- Arsenal manager has revealed he will return to managing top club in Europe next season
- The French born tactician will step down as the Gunners manager at the end of this season having led the club for a period of 22 years
- They will battle Atletico Madrid tonight in the first leg of their Europa League semi final clash at the Emirates Stadium
Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in managing another top European club side after quitting Arsenal this summer.
The French born tactician will be ending his 22-year reign as the Gunners boss when he steps down at the end of this league season.
However, the 68-year-old has revealed that he is not ready to retire from coaching according to Telegraph’s Jeremy Wilson.
"I am like a guy who plays Russian roulette every week and suddenly has no gun," he said in the buildup to his side's Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on Thursday evening.
"I will see how much I miss that gun."
Wenger added that his target is to join another top club: "I hope these are not my last European cup games—my target is to play in Europe again."
Goal also reported that the former Monaco manager wants an "immediate return" to football; although at this time it is unclear which, if any, big clubs would be willing to consider the Frenchman.
French League outfit Paris Saint-Germain have shown interest in hiring the outgoing Gunners manager, but as a general manager of the club as reported by Jonathan Johnson for ESPN FC, while Borussia Dortmund could be searching for a new manager in the summer.
"He will have no shortage of offers," according to David Dean, Arsenal's former vice-chairman who appointed Wenger in 1996.
"I personally had calls from various people yesterday, saying, can I speak to him? He won't be short of offers from clubs," he added, per Sky Sports (via Chris Burton for Goal).
Meanwhile, Wenger could make a return to China this time having turned down a £30 million-per-year deal from an unnamed Chinese club in February 2017 before signing a new two-year deal with Arsenal.
When asked if he would take some time off football, the Frenchman didn’t mince words when he said: "It's long, 365 days."
Wenger added: "You are never sure if you do the right thing," he said. "It will be surreal when I don't work. At the moment I work."
The 68-year-old joined the Emirates Stadium outfit in 1996 and won his first Premier League title a season after.
He led the north London team to an impressive 2003-04 season after leading the north London team to another EPL triumph without losing a single game all season long.
In his 22-year reign at the club, he won three English topflight titles, seven FA Cups and seven Community Shields, and he stands a chance to win his first European title with the club this season.
They (Arsenal) plat Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of the UEFA second tier championship at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, April 26.
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