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Petit reveals why Wenger isn’t a good fit for PSG

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Emmanuel Petit reckons Arsene Wenger would struggle at Paris Saint-Germain due to the squad’s clear “lack of authority”, which is why he never joined Real Madrid.

Since ending his 22-year spell in charge of Arsenal last season, Wenger has been out of work and confessed recently that his future remains uncertain.

Despite being linked with Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Real Madrid across the past few months, doubts are beginning to grow on whether or not Wenger will return to football.

The Frenchman does, though, continue to be persistently linked with PSG’s sporting director role. Rumours have been swirling that Wenger is in line to replace Antero Henrique in the summer at the Parc Des Princes.

But Petit just cannot see how his old Arsenal boss will be able to deal with a club that clearly lacks authority.

“One of the major issues facing PSG is the lack of authority in that club,” Petit told SportsMax.

“All of those who played for big clubs, and I’m among them, they know very well that it doesn’t work like that.

“The attitude that some PSG players have had for the past few years, on and off the pitch, would have been punished at other big clubs.

“If Arsene is interested in going to PSG to be the link between the president and Thomas Tuchel, why not, but I struggle to see him in that role.

“Arsene is someone who wants to have complete control, and this is one of the reasons why he didn’t go to [Real] Madrid a few years ago.

“Something is missing at PSG. The club have to be more respected, the players have to be more responsible.

“When you earn that much money, you have to compromise, you have some obligations. When I see what some players do, I think that football has changed a lot.”

27 Oct 1999: Emmanuel Petit of Arsenal in action during the UEFA European Champions League Group B match against Fiorentina played at Wembley Stadium, London. The game finished in a 1-0 away win for Fiorentina and saw the elimination of Arsenal from thesecond phase. Mandatory Credit: Alex Livesey /Allsport