Under fire Emirates Stadium boss offered a way out.
Big spending Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to offer beleaguered Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger an escape route from the Emirate Stadium. The Parc des Princes side, now bankrolled by the Qatar Investment Authority, are ready to offer the Frenchman the post of manager at the club. Currently that position is filled by Antoine Kombouaré, but an uncertain start to the campaign could lead to the 47 year old being axed.
Having spent over £80m on new summer arrivals PSG’s new owners would’ve hoped to have seen their side start the season with purpose, in pursuit of their first domestic crown in almost two decades, however things have not worked out that way. Les Parisiens have produced a narrow win over Valenciennes and managed to edge Toulouse but also suffered an embarrassing defeat at home to lowly Lorient and some sources have stated that a change of management is eminently possible.
The Qatar Investment Authority would dearly love to pull off a coup by luring Arsene Wenger back to France and would offer the 61 year old a lucrative long term contract and a lot could depend on how the Arsenal board deal with the 8-2 annihilation the Gunners suffered at the hands of Man United, coupled with poor performances against Newcastle United and Liverpool.
Wenger has received a lot of flak from fans and press alike over his insistence in relying on youth and not shelling out significant funds on established talent but some have speculated that the long serving Arsenal boss has been backed financially by the Emirates Stadium board.
Funds will be more freely available at PSG and the QIA have high hopes and are looking to put PSG back on the footballing map and have set out a long term strategy and see Wenger as the boss to lead the club into the Champions League and beyond.
Ironically enough back in October of last year when Arsene Wenger was asked about the possibility of a move back to managing in France and specifically in relation to PSG the Arsenal manager stated, “PSG is the only club in the world which is based in an area of 10million inhabitants and doesn’t have any competition (from a rival club), What needs to be done is to get a group of investors around the table to provide the club with some financial muscle.”
Of course that financial muscle has now been provided and perhaps the chance to be at the helm of PSG will tempt Wenger enough to call time on a club he has dutifully served for almost 15 years.