Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, who He was in command of the ‘gunners’ for 22 years, will return to sit on a bench to be at the controls of a team. It will do it next January, coaching Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr’s best players in the ‘Riyadh Season Cup’, who will play against PSG, this year’s guest team.
This has been confirmed by Turki Alsheikh, Counselor of the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia, on his personal Twitter account. The French, now working at FIFA as Director of Football Development, will return to lead a meeting after his retirement in 2018. Wenger, who came to Arsenal after coaching Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya Grampus, has a wide track record. In France, he won the League and the Cup with the Monegasque team. In Japan, he was Cup and Super Cup champion.
But his brightest stage came in London. During his more than 20 years in England, he managed to win three Premier League, seven FA Cup and as many Community Shields. In 2010, he was awarded by the IFFHS with the award for Best coach of the decade, after directing the historic ‘Invincibles’ in the 2003/04 season, a campaign in which Arsenal won the Premier without losing a single game, a milestone that today no one has managed to match (the Preston North End did it in 1889, but in a 12-team league).