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Dein urges Arsenal to find role for Wenger: You have to use him


Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has urged the club to bring back Arsene Wenger.

Dein worked in tandem with Wenger during his tenure at the club and still counts the FIFA chief as one of his closest friends.

He told the Daily Mail of Wenger: "He was a miracle worker, and they just let him go. He left in a similar way to me.

"I thought the club owed Arsene a duty of care, at least a discussion. We need a change but how do you want this to be done? Do you want to be involved? What can we do? Would you like a different role, would you prefer to exit elegantly? You must have dialogue. It didn't happen in my case, didn't happen in his. And that really hurt him. I would have done it differently.

"Look, you don't find a brain like his every day of the week. He's an Arsenal man, 22 years at the club. Wasn't his knowledge worth cultivating? Look at where he is now? So he's not good enough for Arsenal, but he is good enough to be head of global development for FIFA, in charge of 211 countries.

"He should have been used by us surely, his knowledge, his skill, his encyclopaedic awareness of players. He's got to be used."

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