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Arsenal legend Marc Overmars ‘open’ to emotional return to the Gunners

Former Arsenal hero Marc Overmars is allegedly interested in a return to either the Gunners or another of his ex-teams Barcelona.

Overmars spent three seasons in North London between 1997-2000 and became a cult hero with supporters, helping the side win a Premier League title and FA Cup.

He is now building his reputation as a canny operator behind the scenes as director of football with Dutch giants Ajax.

Overmars has been instrumental in both signing blossoming talent for Ajax as well as selling them for a massive profit.

But according to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf he has his eyes set on making a move to another European elite club in the near future.

Marc Overmars has been working at Ajax for a number of years

Their chief writer Valentijn Driessen wrote: “At Ajax, everything in terms of transfers ends up on the plate of director of football affairs Marc Overmars.

“It is an open secret that he would not reject a new challenge at a major foreign top club or with his former employers FC Barcelona and Arsenal.

“He has been associated with those two clubs before.”

Arsenal have already made a habit of turning to former players, with Mikel Arteta their current manager and Edu Gaspar their technical director.

Per Metesacker is also the academy coach, while the likes of Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires have also had a part to play in the past.

Overmars played for Arsenal for three years
Overmars played for Arsenal for three years

It is not clear, however, what part Overmars had to pay in Ajax’s huge cock-up involving striker Sebastien Haller.

The club were left embarrassed after accidentally leaving the record signing out of their Europa League squad.

After fans took to social media to express their confusion when the list was published, Ajax were forced to admit their error in a statement, and Haller will have no part to play in the remainder of their European campaign.




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