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Arsene Wenger: Why I won’t take Premier League job

Departing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he will not accept a job in the Premier League. Wenger is leaving Arsenal after 22 years in…

Departing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he will not accept a job in the Premier League.

Wenger is leaving Arsenal after 22 years in charge during which time he guided the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

The Frenchman is determined to stay in football and has admitted he has received offers from Premier League sides.

Wenger bowed out with a 1-0 victory at Huddersfield as Arsenal finished the league in sixth place.

But the 68-year-old can’t face coming up against the Emirates side in the near future.

"I’m not ready for that at the moment," Wenger said. "That would be very difficult. I don’t envisage that at the moment.

"I had offers, yes of course, but I did not speak to anybody. I had many offers.

"When you come out of such a long process you cannot jump out the next morning and go to work somewhere else. It’s impossible."

Arsenal are now on the hunt for Wenger’s successor, with a host of big-name bosses from across Europe linked with the job.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique have been touted as two of the favourites, along with former Arsenal stars Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira.

Though Allegri’s future may remain in Italy as he said: "If they don’t sack me, I’ll stay at Juventus next year too."

Express Sport understands Unai Emery is also in the frame to fill the Emirates hotseat once Wenger departs.

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