Wenger makes major Arsenal claim, report details three approaches from Euro giants
By Dominic Toner
Arsene Wenger turned down three separate attempts from Paris-Saint Germain to make him their manager.
The Sun claim that Wenger rejected approaches in 2011, 2013 and 2014 as he opted to stay with Arsenal on each occasion.
The report details that Wenger rejected offers from PSG’s Qatari owners despite being in close contact with them.
“I have known Sheikh bin Kalifa for a long time but I always feel I remained loyal to Arsenal because I think it’s a club that has the qualities I love,” Wenger said. “That is why I have stayed in England for all this time.”
Arsenal face the French champions on Tuesday night in a Champions League clash, with the other two clubs in the group Basel and Ludogorets meeting in Switzerland.
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Wenger, who joined Arsenal in 1996, has one-year remaining on his current contract and has won three Premier League trophies during his tenure.
The Gunners were eliminated by Barcelona by a 5-1 aggregate scoreline last season and will be hoping for better success this year following a long run of exits at the last-16 stage of Europe’s elite competition.
The furthest Arsenal have managed in the competition was the final in the 2005/06 competition when they were beaten again by Barcelona, meaning Chelsea are the only London based club to lift the Champions League trophy.
In other Arsenal news, Alex Iwobi has taught his new team-mate some London slang.