Wenger to return to management in January 2019

Rex Christensen
October 17, 2018

'I believe that [I'll] start again on January 1st, ' Wenger told Bild.

The fallout from Ozil's retirement has been bitter but Wenger, who left Arsenal after 22 years in charge in May, said that it is in both sides' interests to rebuild bridges.

That is the view of Arsene Wenger, Ozil's former manager at the Emirates Stadium, who says his one-time favourite pupil can not be at his best again unless he resumes playing global football.

The former Gunners boss has been linked to the Japan head coach job, and more recently to a boardroom position at French giants PSG, but Wenger explained he does not know what role he will take up.

The 68-year-old ended his 22-year reign at Arsenal at the end of last season.

He added: "There are associations, national teams; it could be also [in] Japan", Wenger said.

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Wenger also addressed the issue of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil calling time on his worldwide career with Germany following their disappointing World Cup, and his falling out with the national federation.

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Ozil has been heavily criticized for his performance during the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, and even clashed with a fan following Germany's 2-0 defeat to South Korea which led to their early exit from the tournament.

"I love it when players are as as good as possible".

Ozil retired from the national team, citing "racism and disrespect" after this summer's World Cup. If he does not play on an global level, a bit is lost'.

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