Wenger in Mutu admission
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger has sensationally revealed that he would consider signing Adrian Mutu.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has sensationally revealed that he would consider signing former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu, who was sacked earlier this week for taking cocaine.
The Romanian is still waiting to see how long he will be banned from playing for, after testing positive for cocaine in September.
Chelsea cancelled Mutu's contact this week before the Football Association meet to decide the player's fate.
The former Parma star will probably be banned for six months, but the suspension could be up to two years.
Despite the positive test, Wenger has confirmed he would consider a move for the man who cost Chelsea more than £15 million last summer.
"At the moment, I don't even wonder if that could happen because I think he will be suspended for a long period. But he will be like everybody else once he has been suspended," said Wenger.
"He has the right again to start from zero and to be open to any negotiations. I would then meet the player and see what he tells me.
"There are other players in this country who have been considered to be positive and they have played again for big clubs.
"There will be clubs who will give him a chance. One he has paid for it, you cannot say never.
"(Fabian) Barthez has been caught in France but it has not stopped others buying him or putting him in the national team again."