Wenger thankful for Neymar stay
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels Neymar’s exit from Paris Saint-Germain would have prompted an exodus of the club’s best talent in the coming 12 months.
Neymar was desperate to return to Barcelona but PSG refused to budge on their valuation, meaning the Brazil international will remain at the Parc des Princes until at least January.
Wenger, still out of work after his Gunners exit, is a big fan of the South American forward and feels him staying in Paris means the club should be able to keep hold of their top stars for the foreseeable future.
🗣️ Emmanuel Petit (ex-Barça) "Dembélé not being part of the Neymar deal? I appreciate that someone stands up to Neymar to say, 'I don't want to, I don't want to agree to your request, I don't want to please you, to kneel down. I'm very, very happy with his reaction." [md]
— FC Barcelona Fl (@FCBarcelonaFl) September 3, 2019
“I think that he is one of the best players in the world and I am happy that he is staying at PSG,” Wenger told BeIN Sports.
“Because when you lose one of your two or three best players in the world, the law in our world is that the following year you lose the other.
“It is very difficult to have players who make a difference, even when you have a lot of money. When you have them, you must keep them.”