Arsene Wenger has responded to Marc Overmars’ claim that returning to Arsenal might be an option in the future.
According to Football London, Overmars recently discussed reports linking him to a directorial role at Arsenal, with his title either Sporting Director or Director of Football, depending on who you ask. While the Dutchman was fairly coy on the link and termed it “not that exciting” as things stand, he didn’t rule out a return to North London at some point.
Asked about whether he was aware of this in his press conference ahead of Monday night’s away match at Boro, Wenger said: “No, no I am not. I like Marc Overmars! But he is Director of Football at Ajax Amsterdam.”
Though he seemed to laugh off the link at first, Wenger took on a slightly irked tone when pressed on the matter. “I am sure there are plenty of candidates to take care of Arsenal Football Club, I am not worried about that,” he said.
When asked whether or not the club needed a structural change of the sort provided by a Director of Football, he said: “No. You know, it’s always difficult, we spend a lot of time in our society to focus on things which are superficial, and not take care of the essential.
“The essential in football is one thing: good players on the football pitch, and that’s what we have to take care of.” Marc Overmars, take note.