Robert Pires has said that Arsene Wenger will be frustrated, if he takes the England job.
Wenger who has been in charge of the Gunners for 20 years now, has emerged as a favourite to take over the Three Lions, after Sam Allardyce was sacked.
His current deal at the Emirates expires in the summer.
Although Wenger has said he could manage the English team one day, Pires who played under his compatriot for six years, says he would be put off by the amount of time he would be without his players.
“Of course I see him and speak to him every morning but we don’t talk about this,” Pires said.
“A lot of people want to see Arsene Wenger as the manager of England but he has a contract with Arsenal, I don’t know what happens at the end of the season but I understand the fans in England, they need a manager like Arsene Wenger, he is a great person and a great manager.
“The situation is simple, Wenger is the manager for Arsenal. I know him, he wants to go to the pitch every morning.
“This is the most important [thing for him]. If he takes this job, it’s not the same. So, for the moment I cannot imagine Wenger working for England. This is my opinion.
“I see Arsene. He love the pitch every morning. This is like an obsession, it’s a passion. You know manager for the national team is not really the same because he loves football. This is my opinion.”
Pires also added that he hopes Wenger continues at Arsenal for more years.
“If you ask me, I hope he continues with Arsenal because since 20 years he built something at Arsenal, he won a lot of titles. I think Arsenal need Arsene Wenger,” he continued.
“Arsene Wenger loves Arsenal and this is the last season because his contract finishes, I don’t know what happens but it would be a good opportunity for England, I don’t know [if it would be] for Arsene Wenger.
“It is not the same job when you are manager of one club like Arsenal or for the country, seriously I don’t know what he wants for the future.