68-Year-Old Arsene Wenger plays football match after retirement as a Coach (Photos)
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made his return to football by playing in a charity match in memory of Aldo Platini.
The match, which was also put on in an effort to raise money for sick children, took place in Nancy on Sunday afternoon.
Legendary French midfielder and former UEFA president Michel Platini, son of Aldo, was also in attendance at the game which marked the opening of a stadium carrying the name of his father.
Aldo was the first individual to give Wenger a shot at football management at Nancy in 1984 and the Frenchman did not hesitate to take a chance to show his respect for his late friend.
Wenger finally left his post at the Emirates Stadium in the summer after a tenure spanning two decades, three Premier League title triumphs, seven FA Cups wins and an unbeaten season in 2003-04.
Speaking after the game, in which the former midfielder did not show his age on the wing, Wenger admitted that he is yet to make a decision on his future.
‘To be honest, for the moment, I have not really thought about that because I fixed myself something whereby in the first few months I would not take any decisions,’ he told local outlet L’Est Republicain
‘So I have not been too worried with that. It is not even going through my head.
‘I am not retired. If I was, I would have been for a long time. I will be 69 in October.
Asked if the footballing world would see him as a manager again, the Frenchman simply replied: ‘I don’t know, I don’t know’.