Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned down the chance to replace Laurent Blanc as manager of Paris Saint Germain, according to reports in France.
French newspaper L’Equipe claims that PSG’s Qatari ownership approached Wenger to sound out his interest in replacing Blanc at the end of this season.
That was prior to PSG’s remarkable result at Stamford Bridge earlier this week, with Blanc widely praised for his tactics in the wake of their progression to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Blanc had been under pressure as PSG continue to fail to live up to expectations in Ligue 1 - they currently trail Lyon in the title race. The minimum requirement for the defending champions, considering the financial outlay, is to retain the league title.
French media reports suggest that Wenger and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone were the two men approached by PSG with Blanc struggling.
It remains to be seen whether his excellent result in London will convince the PSG hierarchy to keep faith in Blanc, especially considering Wenger - their reported first choice target - rebuffed their advances.
It’s not the first time that Wenger has turned down the big spending French club, as he reportedly rejected the chance to replace Carlo Ancelotti when he left for Real Madrid.
What do you think Arsenal fans? Are you pleased Wenger is staying loyal to Arsenal, or do you think it’s about time for a change of management at the Emirates?