Wenger reveals true feelings ahead of final Arsenal game

Ross Houston
May 12, 2018

"There's a contrast there because if you look at the audiences of the Champions League it is not fantastic".

Wenger spelled out his vision for the future of European football ahead of his final game as Arsenal manager, and also said the Premier League would have to shrink from 20 teams to 16 if it comes true.

Arsene Wenger admits his long goodbye from Arsenal has been a bittersweet experience as he prepares to finally say farewell on Sunday.


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"It will be soon because it is a way for other clubs to fight against the Premier League", Wenger said. "The impact of the transfers has increased a lot", Wenger replied when asked if Spurs now face the same issues Arsenal did 12 years ago. The prices have gone up.

"When you work hard, you get your chance, so I'll keep working hard and see what's next", he said.


Neville was part of the Manchester United team which regularly battled with Wenger's Arsenal during the 1990s and 2000s and has regularly commentated on his teams after becoming a pundit. Last month it was reported that Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino wanted to "revitalise" the Club World Cup.

"Today a guy like Kane, I don't know for how much they can sell him". He's the man who most Arsenal fans retained respect and admiration for even when they came to the conclusion that the time for change had come.

The highlights of Wenger's farewell have been home victories over West Ham and Burnley, the latter followed by an emotional on-pitch presentation to mark his final match in charge at the Emirates Stadium. If somebody deserved to celebrate like they have never done before, then it was this football club. "You have to teach me that because in 22 years basically I've never been, unless with a driver".


Silva was signed by Wenger in 2002 and spent six seasons under the former Nagoya Grampus and Monaco boss, winning the Premier League and FA Cup, while the Brazilian was a Champions League runner-up with Arsenal in 2005-06.

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