Arsene Wenger says that he currently has no plans to make a return to Arsenal despite being in talks with the club.
The Frenchman was replaced by Unai Emery earlier last summer ending his 21-year reign with the Gunners.
Despite having been rumoured with a wide range of positions, the experienced French manager remains out of work.
However, while holding discussions over a potential return to the Gunners with the Premier League giants, it appears that nothing is currently in the offing.
The 69-year-old told beIN Sports: “I have been in touch with some people at the club but I felt when you go like that you cannot be half in, half out. You let people who come in work their way, and I wanted to take a complete distance.
“It’s still a bit early, maybe, to go back. I haven’t been back at the club.”
Wenger took charge of 1,235 competitive games at the North London club, winning 707 and losing 248.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has revealed that the Gunners held discussions with Barcelona to try and lure Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi at the Emirates Stadium.
The French manager has a long list of players who almost signed for the Gunners before going on to become world-beaters, with Portuguese giants Cristiano Ronaldo recently confirming he spoke to Arsene Wenger before deciding to sign their rivals Manchester United.
And now the Frenchman has revealed that he spoke to Barcelona over the transfer of Lionel Messi back in 2003 when the club lured Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates Stadium from famed La Masia academy.