Wenger softens stance on director of football at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dropped a big hint that he may be happy to work with a director of football at The Emirates having been firmly against the idea just a few weeks ago.

The French boss, who is still yet to reveal whether or not he will extend his stay at the north London club with his current contract up this summer, has been under unprecedented pressure this season with his side under-performing.

Despite being in the FA Cup Final, where they meet Premier League champions Chelsea next weekend, the Gunners are on course to finish outside the top four and miss out on Champions League football for the first time in Wenger’s tenure, barring slip ups from either Manchester City or Liverpool who face Watford and Middlesbrough respectively.

Ahead of his season defining clash with Everton this weekend, Wenger was pressed on whether or not he’d be happy to work alongside a director of football at Arsenal and told The Telegraph;

“Director of football – when I say that – is a guy who makes the decisions that normally are down to the manager,

“That means selection of players, buying and all matters that concern the functioning of the team on a daily basis.

“Of course we can need help to become better. I am always open to open that. I am always open to things that improve the quality and the future of the club. After that, you have to see if it’s really efficient because the titles do not always make you better.”