PSG con­tract of­fer ‘fake news’, says Wenger

New Straits Times - - Sport -

PARIS: Un­der-pres­sure Arse­nal man­ager Arsene Wenger dis­missed as “fake news” re­ports that Paris Saint-Ger­main had of­fered him a two-year deal at the French cham­pi­ons.

The French­man is fac­ing a fan back­lash at Arse­nal af­ter a rot­ten run of form and Bri­tish tabloid The Sun said on Mon­day that PSG had of­fered him a con­tract to re­place Unai Emery this sum­mer.

Wenger, who has re­port­edly de­cided to stay at Arse­nal de­spite mount­ing pres­sure to quit, told beIN Sports of the PSG link: “It’s a false ru­mour, it’s ‘fake news’. I say for­mally: it is not true.”

Fol­low­ing a dam­ag­ing 3-1 loss at West Bromwich Al­bion on Satur­day, Arse­nal’s fourth de­feat in five Premier League games, the 67-year-old said he had made up his mind about his fu­ture.

“I know what I’ll do in my fu­ture, so you will know very soon,” he told re­porters.

Bri­tish media sub­se­quently said Wenger, who has been in charge at Arse­nal since 1996, was set to sign a new con­tract. AFP

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