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Arsène Wenger explains why he refused to join PSG

Speaking on Canal+ on Sunday evening, former Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger explained why he never left Arsenal for PSG, despite various offers.

“It was in the pipeline often since the start of the adventure when QSI took over at PSG. At the time, Paris Saint-Germain was for sale, and not very expensive, €40m or €50m, it was a good deal, but the problem after that was lots of money needed to be invested. I’ve always thought it was odd that a city like Paris didn’t have a great team. It’s great that this has been changed… Why didn’t it happen? Because I had a contract. I was raised to keep my word and respect the contracts I sign. You can’t ask your players for loyalty if you don’t have any yourself.”

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