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Departed talisman 'open' to shock Arsenal return - reports

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Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein would be open to return to the club, according to the Daily Express.

Without a trophy in six years, and with just one Barclays Premier League so far this season, Arsene Wenger is going through one of his toughest spells in charge in north London.

Dein was an ally to Wenger in the transfer market before leaving in 2007, where the French boss has struggled of late to expand his squad suitably, and according to ex-Arsenal man Remi Garde, a return for Dein would help steady the ship at the club.

 

“I was surprised by Arsenal’s late signings," he said. "David Dein managed these dossiers with Arsene until his departure. He kept an eye on the choice of players, the strategy of the club. He is sorely missed.

“Arsene has always put talent first. To his mind, a defender, for example, must be a good footballer. He wants to impose himself on his opponents through possession of the ball.

“The plan works with Barcelona, Spain and Germany. But how do you get there if you can no longer keep your best players and get others to come?”

Arsenal were forced into selling Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabgras this summer, while replacements were signed in frantic fashion on transfer deadline day, in the form of Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun.

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