Ex-Arsenal boss dismisses AC Milan link as ‘fake news’

Former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has ruled himself out from the managerial position with AC Milan. A recent report indicated that the 69-year-old could make a return to management with the Rossoneri but the Frenchman has now rebuffed the prospects of him joining the San Siro outfit.

In an exclusive interview with BeIN Sports, the former Gunners boss deemed the speculation as ‘fake news’ and indicated that he would come public with any decision to return to management.

Wenger has been out of duty since ending his 22-year association with Arsenal in May and during this period, he has been associated with some of Europe’s elite clubs including Real Madrid.

However, the French tactician has clarified that he has yet to make a decision regarding his future and he may wait until the turn of the year before considering the option of coaching another club.

Meanwhile, Wenger’s decision to come public on the speculation should suggest that Milan are comfortable with the proceedings of manager Gennaro Gattuso despite a mixed start to the campaign.

The Rossoneri had begun the season in a relatively slow fashion with regular stalemates but they have picked up pace since the start of October with five wins from their previous six league matches.

As such, they have propelled into the fourth position on the table ahead of Lazio on goal difference and the focus now lies on them maintaining their Champions League place for the remainder of the campaign.

Milan make the trip to Spain to face Real Betis in the Europa League in midweek before entertaining table-toppers Juventus in the Serie A on Sunday night. The Rossoneri are currently 10 points behind the league leaders.

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