Marc Overmars distances himself from Arsenal return

Marc Overmars distances himself from Arsenal return after former Gunners winger was reported to be on shortlist to replace under-fire technical director Edu

  • Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars says he is committed to Ajax
  • He has been touted linked with a return to the club as technical director 
  • The Dutchman helped the Gunners to a league and cup double in 1998 

Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars says he is committed to Ajax after being touted as a potential replacement for technical director Edu.

The Dutchman helped the Gunners to a league and cup double in 1998 and enjoyed a successful three-year stint in north London. 

Last month it was reported that the Gunners had Overmars, the director of football at Ajax, on their shortlist to take over from Edu. 

Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars distances himself from a potential return to the club

Edu has faced heavy criticism with Arsenal bottom of the Premier League despite splashing out a club record £156million on six players during the summer. 

But Overmars insists he is keen to remain with the Eredivisie champions.

‘As I’ve said before a number of times we’re really enjoying ourselves,’ Overmars told Ajax TV.

‘We’re moving in the right direction. The four of us form good management and that’s important.

Dutchman Overmars (left) helped the Gunners secure a league and cup double in 1998

‘We’re like a family, we’re close. And that’s important too. And who knows, we might have some good news soon.

‘I’m not getting any younger. I’ve been offered the opportunity to go elsewhere too.

‘That’s what happens and it’s always good to consider a move.

‘But then I just think about how well things are going here. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. If your old shoes are still comfy, keep wearing them.’

Pressure is building on technical director Edu (left) and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta




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