Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain have reignited their interest in Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.And this time around the French giants are confident that they can finally rope in their long-term target.
Arsene Wenger has snubbed two offers form the Ligue 1 side PSG in the last 5 years and opted to stay at the Emirates in order to prove his loyalty to the Premier League side Arsenal.
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Wenger’s current contract with Arsenal is due to expire at the end of the season and now the cash-rich Ligue 1 club are confident that the Frenchman would finally be ready to join them in the summer.Wenger had revealed that PSG had approached him twice within a span of five years. He revealed those previous offers when Arsenal locked horns with PSG in their Champions League group stage opener in September.
Wenger had said: “I have known Sheikh bin Khelaifi for a long time but I always remained loyal to Arsenal.”
“Paris is a city I love in the country I love but I have stayed in England for all this time because Arsenal is a club that has the qualities I like.”Current PSG boss Unai Emery is now facing the acid test just six months after replacing former manager Laurent Blanc. The former Sevilla boss has drawn huge criticism for a series of sloppy performances that saw PSG dropping to the third spot in the Ligue 1 table.
The club bosses are not happy with the current form after winning the league last season by an astronomical margin of 31 points.
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Sources claim that PSG have also identified Roberto Mancini, Louis Van Gaal and Clarence Seedorfs in their wish list to replace out-of-favour boss Emery.
Emery had joined PSG last summer from Sevilla on a 2-year contract.
And it is understood that PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s is hugely fond Arsene Wenger and sources claim that he is desperate to secure the services of the Frenchman in the summer.
Earlier, Nasser Al-Khelaifi had failed to convince Wenger on two occasions but the billionaire owner has successfully maintained a close bond with the Frenchman.
Wenger, who has completed 20 years at Arsenal in October is yet to start negotiations over a new contract with the Premier League club.
Wenger takes home £8million-a-year at Arsenal but his contract expires in June. And now PSG are ready to hand him a mega deal worth £10million.
According to football pundits Emery might face the axe if PSG gets ousted from the Champions League as they face Spanish giants Barcelona in February and the Ligue 1 side will look to appoint an interim manager until they receive a confirmation from Wenger.