Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger isn’t on the shortlist of potential candidates to be the next Paris Saint-Germain boss. That’s according to French football expert Julien Laurens who said the 68-year-old is no longer a target for the Parisians, having failed to sign him twice in the past.
“No (Wenger is not a target). They have tried twice in the past to get him, but he is not someone they are looking at,” he said on BBC Radio Five Live, reports The Sun.
Wenger has an uncertain future at Arsenal. With the Gunners currently sixth in the Premier League, 13 points off a top-four spot and 33 behind the league leaders, there’s little to shout about. Arsenal are out of the FA Cup, lost in the League Cup final and have a tricky Europa League clash with AC Milan this week.
Winning the competition is likely to be the only way Arsenal make it into the Champions League next season otherwise it will be two consecutive campaigns without. Wenger has taken a lot of the blame which may be why PSG are looking elsewhere for potential replacements for Unai Emery.
The Spanish coach, who joined from Sevilla in 2016, saw his side bow out of Europe in the last-16 to Real Madrid which is likely to lead to him being sacked when the season comes to a close. However, after two failed attempts in the past, it appears Wenger is no longer a target.