By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger believes it is hard for the Football Association to return to the idea of making Martin O'Neill the new England manager.
 
The Aston Villa boss is a front-runner to take over from Steve McClaren but then that was also the case when the former Middlesbrough manager was appointed in 2006.

"I feel that the basic problem you have this time is that people who are now in contention were also in contention the first time and were not chosen," he said. "They say 'you did not want to take me the first time so now I don't want it'.

"He would satisfy everybody, but I think he doesn't want it. But maybe [the FA] can take him before we play them on Saturday!"

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Richard Clarke 30 Nov 2007