Fake news - Wenger pulls a Trump
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied he has been offered a two-year deal to become coach at Paris Saint-Germain. Speaking to Beinsports channel, the Frenchman said the reports in the British press are "fake news".
Wenger said last week he has reached a decision on whether he will stay at the Premier League club beyond this season, and will announce it publicly "very soon".
The 67-year-old Wenger, who has been in his position since 1996, is under increased pressure after Arsenal's 3-1 loss at West Bromwich Albion that saw the team drop to sixth place. It was Arsenal's fourth loss in five Premier League games.
In the last month, Arsenal have been eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich 10-2 on aggregate and only won two games both against fifth-tier teams in the FA Cup. Arsenal are further than ever from winning the Premier League title for the first time since 2004 and are six points adrift of the fourth Champions League place.
"It is a false rumor. That is what you call fake news," Wenger said when asked about the reported offer from PSG. "I formally deny it. It is not true."
Wenger's contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season.