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Wenger urges Zidane to join Premier League club

Wenger urges Zidane to join Premier League club
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Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has urged fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane to consider joining a Premier League side if he wants to work at a competitive league.

Zidane left Real Madrid this year in March after helping the club win a record  three successive UEFA Champions League trophies with the club, and he is yet to be employed since then.

Wenger, who is also jobless after leaving Arsenal, has made the remarks in a period where one of his former fierce rivals Jose Mourinho is under scrutiny at Manchester United for arguably his lowest season since joining United.

He said: “Yes, why not? If you want to work at the top, it has to be England nowadays.

“But there are many uncertainties with Brexit and the uncertainty: will the Premier League continue to dominate financially? We’ll know soon.

“England is the only country with six clubs that can fight for the championship.

“In all the other countries basically you can say in December who will win the championship and there are some countries, like France, where you can say it in September.”

The Frenchman also confessed that Zidane is currently at the zenith of his career having managed what he called ‘the biggest club in the world [Madrid].

“He’s in a very difficult position, he’s been in the biggest club in the world, and he can only go to the second biggest club in the world,” Wenger added.

“That means he is in front of something, or I go for a long-term project and I go to a different aspect of my job, and I want to be involved in building up a club.

“Or I go straight away again to a team that can compete, that can win the Champions League again. That won’t be easy, personally.

“In his case, I would go for a different aspect of my job.”

Meanwhile, Wenger started his Arsenal managerial tenure in 1996 and his first game was away to Blackburn Rovers, and Arsenal won by two goals to nil.

From there, he led the team to 17 trophies, including ten major ones, before stepping down.

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