Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his desire to become central figure encouraged him to move to Paris.

Paris Saint-Germain signed the Brazil international for a whooping 222m from Barcelona in August.

Wenger is surprised that a global talent like Neymar sacrificed the opportunity to continue his partnerhip with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

“Neymar never expressed exactly in his statement the reasons of his move, because there is always a huge desire for the players to play with the best players,” Wenger said.

“He decided to go the other way, so that is… for financial reasons, or for reasons that he thinks Paris Saint-Germain is tomorrow’s club and will take over from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

“Or maybe for individual reasons, such as maybe he wants to become the player that the team turns around, and to be acknowledged as the best player in the world.”

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