PSG are wasting their time trying to poach Mikel Arteta from Arsenal


LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, looks dejected during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have reportedly approached Mikel Arteta regarding their vacant managerial position at Parc des Princes.

The Ligue 1 champions are searching for a new head coach after parting ways with Christophe Galtier. Julian Nagelsmann appeared close to being appointed but is no longer interested in the role, having also rejected approaches from Chelsea and Tottenham.

According to RMC, PSG’s sporting director, Luis Campos, reached out to Arteta due to his impressive record at Arsenal. However, the Spaniard gave a decisive response, making it clear that he has no intention of leaving the Gunners for another club this summer.

The Spaniard, who spent a year on loan at PSG during his playing career, remains fully committed to the Gunners, having signed a contract extension just over a year ago.

Furthermore, the former Arsenal captain is reported to be playing a key role in the Gunners’ summer recruitment drive. He has personally requested the signings of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice, despite the initial rejections of Arsenal’s opening offers for both players.

The North London outfit are expected to return with improved bids and remain confident of securing the services of their targeted acquisitions.

PSG’s search for a new manager continues as they seek to bounce back from a turbulent season that saw them narrowly retain their domestic title and exit the Champions League in the round of 16.

Despite their interest in Arteta, the Spaniard’s commitment to his current employers and his involvement in their transfer plans make it clear that he is not interested in taking charge of the French club at this time.

Especially, when the London side are on the up.

Yash Bisht


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