Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger takes part in a charity match

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger takes part in a charity match

- Wenger came out of retirement as he featured in a charity match in France

- He was on the pitch for almost an hour in the game that ended 5-5

- The former Gunners boss played in front of almost 10,000 fans at the Stade Jean-Laville

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger joined France national team boss Didier Deschamps to feature in a charity game.

The Frenchman, who stepped down as the Gunners boss in May after 22 years of being in charge of the north London team played almost an hour in the game that ended 5-5.

He was in charge of a couple of friendly games where he led the various teams to victory, but this time, the tactician is ready to showcase his talents on the pitch one more time.

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The Wenger-led team battled FC Gueugnon old boys at the 10,000 capacity Stade Jean-Laville to raise £20,000 for various charitable causes.

This was not the first time Wenger would feature in a charity game, gathered. He also joined Aldo Platini, father of former France midfielder Michel in a friendly game in September.

Speaking to L'Equipe, he said: "He and others, like Patrick Vieira, can be proud of the playing career and can now be able to start coaching at the highest level.

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"Me, it makes me happy, because at least I did not put them off the coaching profession! He is very intelligent, he has the necessary qualities to succeed.

"After that, it means having good players, believing in them, having a little luck and, above all, being in a good position." previously reported that former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger played in a charity match used to raise money for sick children in his homeland in Nancy.

The 68-year-old who was relieved of his duties at the Emirates, looked pretty sharp and fast down the wing.

The match was in memory of French legend Michel Platini's father, Aldo, who died in December.

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