Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained why he is simply sceptical of the new UEFA Super League competition.
As widely reported across global media over the past 24 hours, the richest clubs of European agreed on forming a new 12-team Super League that will isolate the UEFA Champions League.
WIth a storm of angry criticism from the game’s stakeholders, FIFA’s head of global development and football’s thought leader, Wenger, has added his views.
"I would say that’s a bad idea. Football has to stay united, it’s the most important thing,” Wenger said to TalkSport, as cited by Goal.
"It’s based on sporting merit and overall to respect the history that has been built from European football.
"I believe, personally, that this idea will not go far.
"I don’t know what exactly is behind (it). There is a more dangerous idea behind it and it’s a big threat for the Premier League.
"When I was still in charge it was a lot going on from other countries to diminish the dominance of the Premier League and a project like that would certainly accelerate that,” the Frenchman concluded.