Arsene Wenger ready for January return to football
'I believe that I will start again on January 1. I don't know where yet, but I feel rested and am ready to work again'
By Tate Macpherson
Last Updated: 17/10/18 3:50pm
Arsene Wenger has expressed his intention to return to football in January having received "enquires from all over the world".
The 68-year-old ended his reign at Arsenal last season after a disappointing end to his time at the Emirates, but he feels re-energised and ready to take up a new challenge.
"From my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all over the world," the Frenchman said. "There are associations, national teams, it could be in Japan.
"I believe that I will start again on January 1st," said Wenger, who joined Arsenal from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1996.
The former Gunners boss has been linked to the Japan head coach job, and more recently to a boardroom position at French giants PSG, but Wenger explained he does not know what role he will take up.
"I feel rested and am ready to work again. But where? I don't know yet."
Wenger also addressed the issue of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil calling time on his international career with Germany following their disappointing World Cup, and his falling out with the national federation.
"I believe that Germany needs Ozil. I hope that Joachim Low (Germany boss) can convince him that he will come back," Wenger said.
"Ozil is a super football player, who was not the worst in the World Cup. I did not love that he left the German national team.
"I love it when the players are as good as possible. He loses a bit if he does not play at an international level."