By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is happy to have Kevin Keegan back in football.

The former England midfielder returned to the manager's seat at Newcastle earlier this week in a fanfare of glory on Tyneside. Like the rest of the football world, his Arsenal counterpart was shocked  and delighted by the development.

"I was surprised and pleased," he said. "I am pleased because he has a positive attitude in the game, he loves football and his teams try to play.

"I am surprised first of all that he has come back to Newcastle because don't forget that one week ago, everybody looked so convinced that Harry Redknapp would be the next manager.

"And secondly, he has come back into that job because he left giving the feeling that he would not necessarily come back into it."

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 18 Jan 2008