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Canal football Club
on the occasion of the broadcast of the documentary by Christian Jeanpierre Les Invincibles devoted to Arsenal, Arsène Wenger was asked about the rumors sending him regularly to Paris SG in recent years.
The former Gunners manager confirmed that he had been coveted by the management of the Parisian club, but the operation could not be completed for several reasons.
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He explained on the encrypted channel: “
It was in the pipeline very often because I was at the start of the adventure when Qatar took over PSG. At the time, Paris SG was for sale very inexpensively, for around 40 or 50 million euros. It was a good deal for a club but the problem afterwards was that a lot of money had to be invested. I've always thought it was abnormal that a city like Paris didn't have a great team. It's great that this has been changed. It didn't happen (with him, editor's note) because I was in contracts… When you sign a contract, you respect it. Player loyalty cannot be demanded if the leader has none. I was in a stadium reimbursement company (the construction of the new Arsenal stadium, editor's note). It was necessary,to survive being three out of five years in the Champions League to be able to pay debts and sell the best players.