Arsene Wenger continues to split opinion within the Arsenal ranks, but Paris Saint-Germain have tried on multiple occasions to appoint him as their coach.
The two clubs cross paths in the Champions League this week, which in turn is arguably behind the reason as to why the report has come to light now.
According to L’Equipe, since their takeover of the club in 2011, Qatar Sports Investments have tried to sign the French tactician three times.
The first attempt came in 2011 when Nasser Al-Khelaifi first stepped in, the second bid was in 2013 after Carlo Ancelotti left the French capital, with the third and final attempt coming in 2014.
On each occasion, it’s claimed that Wenger brushed off the interest, but ultimately with his contract with Arsenal expiring at the end of this season, he may well consider his options in the years ahead if he does leave north London.
PSG appointed Unai Emery as their new coach this summer and will undoubtedly hope that the Spaniard can overcome a difficult start to prove that he can take the club forward and continue their run of winning silverware domestically.
The big test will be in the Champions League as the French giants have been unable to reach the business end of the tournament in recent years, which ultimately paved the way for Laurent Blanc to be replaced.
Having lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer too after the Swede’s contract expired, it’s been a tough transitional period for the Parisian outfit as they sit seventh in Ligue 1 after four games.
However, Emery and his men will be looking for a confidence boost on Tuesday night when they host the Gunners as they look to get their European campaign off to a winning start and hope that the rest starts to fall into place.