Qatar court former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of 2022 World Cup

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger at the UEFA Europa League game between Arsenal v Atlético Madrid at th

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger at the UEFA Europa League game between Arsenal v Atlético Madrid at the Emirates Stadium, Islington, London. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Qatar have approached former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to take over their national side ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger salutes the fans after his final home game as manager during the Premi

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger salutes the fans after his final home game as manager during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Wenger, who left Arsenal at the end of last season after 22 years in charge, is being eyed by the Qatari FA as a potential replacement for current coach Felix Sanchez following poor results of late.

Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the fans after the Premier League match at th

Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the fans after the Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The Frenchman has not been short of offers since leaving north London with roles at the likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and AC Milan offering him a chance to return to the game but has spoken in the past about the temptation of managing at a World Cup.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup after defeating Manchester United at Cardiff in 2005.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup after defeating Manchester United at Cardiff in 2005. Credit PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

It would be an astonishing move for both Wenger and Qatar should the 67-year-old agree to take the role on in the middle-east and would certainly help engage home support for the 2022 host nation with Wenger being such a renowned name in the sport worldwide.


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