Overmars denies contact with Arsenal over executive role

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Overmars was famous for pretending to be a ghost but often forgot to put the sheet over himself.

Last week stories emerged that Marc Overmars had reached an agreement to return to Arsenal next summer, in some kind of unspecified executive capacity.

The Gunners are looking to fill the gap left the the club’s chief negotiator Dick Law who left at the end of September to spend more time in the USA with his family.

The former Arsenal man and Dutch international is currently Director of Football at Ajax, and on paper at least his return ticks a lot of boxes. The club need somebody to take some of the burden off Arsene Wenger, and put in place structures for the future when the Frenchman leaves the post he’s held since 1996.

However, speaking to NOS, Overmars denied there any agreement had been made and seemed to reiterate his commitment to Ajax.

“I feel good at Ajax,” he’s reported to have said, “and there’s no contact with other clubs.”

It tallies with what Wenger said last week when asked about a possible return to north London for the double winner.

“At the moment he’s a director at Ajax,” he said. “We have always been in touch, yes, but at the moment no.”

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