Date: 9th May 2017 at 5:00pm
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has ruled out any chance of appointing a director of football at Arsenal as long as he remains in charge of the club.

The are reportedly ready to hire a director of football to help out in the transfer market this summer, but when asked if this was a possibility, the Frenchman said:


‘Director of football? I don’t know what it means. Is it someone who stands on the road and directs play right and left? I’ve never understood what it means.

‘I am the manager of Football Club and as long as I am the manager of Arsenal Football Club I will decide what happens on technical front. That’s it.’

Borussia Dortmund’s Michael Zorc, Ajax’s Marc Overmars and ’s have all been tipped as possible candidates for the director of football role at the Emirates

are set for a summer rebuild following a disappointing season, and with both futures of Mesut Ozil and in doubt, it could be a busy one for the to replace them.

However, it appears wants to have the final say on what goes on at the club this summer, and a hiring of a director of football does not look likely whilst he remains in charge of Arsenal.