Arsenal legend Wenger 'met with PSG president last week' as rumours over sporting director role continue

ARSENE WENGER reportedly met with Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi last week.

It is understood the pair were both in attendance at the WTA tennis event in Doha.


As well as being top dog at PSG, Al-Khelaifi is also president of the Qatar Tennis Federation, which stages the Qatar Open each year.

The men's tournament is over New Year but the women headed to the Middle East country last week, with Elise Mertens beating Simona Halep in the final.

According to L'Equipe, PSG are growing increasingly frustrated with current sporting director Antero Henrique.

He failed to bring in Frenkie De Jong from Ajax with the exciting young midfielder joining Barcelona this summer instead.


And Wenger has been linked with replacing Henrique in recent months.

That is despite the former Gunners boss – who has reportedly been approached by Qatar to lead them at their home World Cup – still being sweet on a return to club management rather than a boardroom role.

Wenger has been out of work since leaving Arsenal last summer after 22 years in charge.

And ex-goalkeeper David Seaman reckons he would be the perfect fit to take over from Maurizio Sarri at long-term rivals Chelsea.

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Seaman told talkSPORT: "Arsene always said he wouldn’t come back to the Premier League because of his love for Arsenal, that he wouldn’t feel right competing against Arsenal.

"But obviously time’s a healer and he could think, ‘I want to go back there and prove a few people wrong’.

"For me, Arsene got a lot of criticism that wasn’t deserved over his last few years at Arsenal.

 

"It looks like there could be a vacancy at Chelsea quite soon, depending on their next three games which are three big games for Chelsea.

"He’d be great there, I think. He’d be great anywhere, he’s a fantastic manager.

"I would love to see him back, but I don’t think it would happen."

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