Why was Wenger meeting with Monaco officials in August?

The Ligue 1 club are reportedly keen on bringing the Arsenal boss back to France.

Arsene Wenger is a wanted man.

Indeed, according to the Daily Mail, the Arsenal boss was offered the chance to return to Monaco, where he is very much admired.

Well, the offer of a £10-million-a-year salary (tax free) almost came, with Wenger even meeting with club officials in August during the Emirates Cup.

Ultimately, however, the Frenchman preferred north London to his former side, as Arsenal try to challenge on four fronts this season.

But Monaco still want to bring Wenger back to France, claim the Mail.

The 64-year-old spent seven years in the tax haven between 1987-1994, achieving considerable success.

It will take a lot to force him to part with the Gunners, though, whom he has managed for 18 years.

Meanwhile, Wenger has defended Arsenal's injury record, saying: "You cannot say our injuries are preparation mistakes. The big injuries we have are really accidental.

"Scientifically we are quite good. We have been hit hard after seven games. I would never have thought we would have had so many bad injuries."

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