The 69-year-old called time on his reign at Arsenal last year but has not been back to the Emirates Stadium to watch a game since Emery took charge.
And while Wenger admits he has been in contact with Arsenal’s hierarchy, he would be reluctant to take up a role with his former club.
‘I have been in touch with some people at the club but I felt when you go like that you cannot be half in, half out,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.
‘You let people who come in work their way.
‘And I wanted to take a complete distance.
‘It’s still a bit early, maybe, to go back. I haven’t been back at the club.’
Wenger also revealed why he has refused offers to return to management since leaving Arsenal.
‘What happened is that I took a distance a little bit,’ said Wenger.
‘I was realising that I lived like somebody in a coma for 35 years who woke up and saw something different in life than just my club, my game and my work.
‘So I thought maybe I have to analyse that and take a little bit longer distance.
‘I was tempted and as well a little bit afraid to dive back into it straight away.’