ARSENE WENGER will make a sensational return to management in the very near future, according to close pal and Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit.
The Frenchman has been out of work since the end of last season when he quit the Gunners following a record 22 years.
PA:Empics Sport4 Arsene Wenger will be back in management soon, says Emmanuel Petit
The 69-year-old struggled to keep Arsenal in the Champions League in his final seasons at the Emirates, but he is refusing to retire.
Petit has revealed he has been told by Wenger during a dinner conversation in Dubai he would be coming back to the dugout soon.
And he has hinted at a stunning switch to Bayern Munich, taking over from under-fire Niko Kovac as his side struggle behind Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Asked if he is going to retire, Petit replied: “No. He is going to manage soon. Yes, soon.
PA:Empics Sport4 Arsene Wenger has been out of work since leaving Arsenal in the summer
AP:Associated Press4 Arsene Wenger spent 22 years at Arsenal but could now join Bayern Munich
“I had a conversation three weeks ago when I was in Dubai. He was with a friend of mine.
“There are big rumours in France about him taking over as Bayern Munich manager.
“Some of them said he is going to go to Madrid, I don't believe in it. Some of them said there is big things at Paris Saint-Germain as a sporting director.
“You've got big names there. Can you imagine if you put Arsene Wenger there? I don't believe in it.