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Sport European Super League would destroy Premier League - Wenger

10:25  29 october  2020
10:25  29 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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"The other leagues tried to destroy the advantage the Premier League has. For them, the best way to tame that is to create a European League . Wenger added that he believes there are footballing reasons to want a new league , which would see the best teams in the world face off regularly.

Arsene Wenger has said a European Super League would ' destroy ' the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty - Contributor. But Wenger , 71, has insisted it will have a catastrophic impact on the English top-flight. The legendary Arsenal manager told the Guardian: "The Premier League has a superiority.

(Reuters) - Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the main reason clubs on the continent are keen to establish a new European Super League is because they cannot compete financially with their rivals in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Laureus World Sports Awards © Reuters/ERIC GAILLARD FILE PHOTO: Laureus World Sports Awards

Manchester United and Liverpool are reported to be in talks over the creation of a new $6 billion (4.6 billion pounds) breakaway tournament that would feature up to 18 clubs from Europe's top five leagues.

The founding members are aiming to get the tournament underway in 2022 and Josep Maria Bartomeu, who resigned as Barcelona president on Tuesday, has said the La Liga club had already accepted a proposal to join.

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Arsenal Wenger has claimed that a European Super League would destroy the Premier League . Plans for a new Described as ‘the most important development in world club football for decades’, it has been suggested the European Premier League would spell the end of the Champions League

Arsene Wenger says European Super League will ultimately replace Premier League Arsene Wenger has given his final ever pre-match press conference as an

But Wenger, now FIFA's head of global development, said the plans were aimed at eroding the Premier League's "superiority".

"The other leagues tried to destroy the advantage the Premier League has. For them, the best way to tame that is to create a European League," he told the Guardian.

"That means to destroy the Premier League basically."

A Super League would see the top sides in Europe face off more regularly but Wenger said the real beneficiaries would be the club owners.

"We're in a period of owners who are investors," Wenger added. "Their first target is to make more money. And the European Super League is one way, maybe, to make more money."

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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