Arsenal's former manager, Arsene Wenger, looks forward to a national coaching return. (Image via Sporting Life)

Arsene Wenger to make a comeback?!

It has been a year since we heard from Arsene Wenger, also known as “Le Professeur” (The Professor). The 69-year-old Frenchman was known as the legendary coach of the North London team competing in the English Premier League (EPL), Arsenal F.C. For 22 years, Wenger had been the gaffer of the team known as “The Gunners” for their “cannon” crest since 1996.

In May 2018, Wenger announced that he signed out as the coach of the Gunners, replaced by Unai Emery, former coach for the Parisian team, Paris Saint Germain (PSG). With his cold hands, Wenger brought three EPL titles, seven FA Cups, and a final stage for Arsenal in 2006 UEFA Champions League.

Since then, Wenger only came out as pundit or critics for soccer matches and tactical analyst for beIN Sports. Being released from harsh criticism coming from rivals and his fans, Wenger lived a peaceful life.

However, passion cannot lie. Wenger missed the competitive atmosphere that is soccer. Turning 70 next month, Wenger stated that he could come back sitting on the coach’s chair for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

“I could see myself as a coach for a team, and I will not be against that,” said Wenger, asked by a broadcaster.

Which national team should he manage? Wenger did not say any name. But, Wenger was poking Qatar for a chance to coach the team who just won the Asian Cup.

“The next World Cup will be interesting because there are rising countries. For example, Qatar, who just won the Asian Cup. It will be interesting if I can sit on the bench with them,” added The Professor.

Previously, Wenger once stated that he had refused lucrative offers from various teams, one of which was reportedly PSG. FIFA also offered Wenger the position as Head of Technical Development. The Frenchman said that he was not ready to come back. Now, he was ready but is still waiting for the right time.