Diego Simeone has confirmed that he had "no contact" from Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger.
The manager of Atlético Madrid spoke to the press (quoted by the Metro) before his team's semi-final first leg in the Europa League came on Wednesday with Arsenal and was interviewed on the upcoming vacancy in northern London
 Simeone was mentioned by the Gunners' fan base as a potential replacement for Wenger, who will retire at the end of the season after 22 years at the helm, but the Argentine admitted he did not hear a word about a Premier League approach to his services would have.
He said, "No, I have not spoken to anyone at Arsenal." 19659005] Wenger announced that he will leave Arsenal in the closing season after winning three top titles and seven FA Cups, and speculating who will replace the legendary gazer from next place on the hotseat
an outpouring of praise a And Simeone added his voice to this number when he explained that Wenger had been at the top of the game for so long.
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He continued, "The first thing that comes to mind is admiration for [Wenger] He had to reinvent himself, I see myself as a young coach and I want to watch him and learn from him.
"The position he has taken in football is wonderful. Given the love he [Wenger] has for Arsenal, he will want his team to continue to win. It's always great to get ideas from a coach like Wenger. "
Simeone's The troupe was strengthened by the return of striker Diego Costa before Thursday's fight, and the Atleti boss supported the former Chelsea A man who will be motivated to compete against one of the teams he played against in England.
He added, "In terms of Diego, he is as motivated as our replacement guard. We are all motivated. Arsenal will ask us to do our best. "