Arsene Wenger has given his opinion on the proposals for a European Super League after the announcement on Sunday night.
Ex-Arsenal boss doesn’t believe the idea will ever get going. “I would say that it’s a bad idea,” the Frenchman said to talkSPORT.
“Football has to stay united. That is the most important thing and based on sporting merits and overall to respect the history of European football. I believe personally that this idea will not go far. I believe as well there’s a more dangerous idea behind it that is a big threat for the Premier League.”
“When I was still in charge there was a lot going on from other countries to try to diminish the dominance of the Premier League and a project like that would certainly accelerate that.”
“I don’t know what’s going on [at Arsenal]. That doesn’t change what I think. For me the most important thing – I tried for my whole life to keep unity in the game, and that football is played the same all over the world, and that it’s inside one organisation.
“I think it was the strength – football is the most popular sport in the world and this is one of the reasons. We have to fight to keep football simple, understandable and based on merits, and so everyone has the same chance and dream to be successful.”
Only time will tell if Wenger is right with his predictions again.