We have good news, Arsenal fans; there’s a very good chance that Arsene Wenger won’t be the club’s manager in five years’ time.
That’s because he fancies a shot at managing an international side at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
In an interview with beIN Sports, the Frenchman admitted that he was tempted by the prospect of managing a national team in the future.
He said: “Yes of course.
“For me I haven’t decided that, for me it looks just a fact that my life is linked with football, in what way will be linked with my physical state.”
“Until the end of my life I will be in football, I don’t know as a director or a manager as long as possible as a manager but one day that will stop.
“I will stay in football of course”
Wenger also spoke of his enthusiasm for the upcoming tournament in the Arab country, saying: “I believe that on the quality on the stadiums, the quality of the organisation and the competition you have no doubt because they have the financial potential to do it well in Qatar.
“Certainly they will have their pride to propose special stadiums, special innovations and on that front I am convinced that they will surprise the world.”
So will we really see the 68-year-old hastily unzipping his long coat on a touchline in Qatar?
The long-time Gunners boss was coy in his response: “Maybe, you never know.”
Arsene, you tease.