Arsene Wenger predicts European football to replace Premier League on weekends


"The next evolution? Maybe I will see you in a few years and you will certainly have a European league over the weekends", he said.

One player that certainly looks like he would benefit from a new environment is Nigeria worldwide Alex Iwobi who, despite being set to star for his nation at the World Cup, has failed to impress thoroughly with the Gunners this season.

Wenger will leave the Gunners at the end of the season, having led the club to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

Arsene Wenger predicts that the Premier League will soon face competition from a European super league that will force all domestic matches to be played in midweek.

Economics graduate Wenger - who revolutionised the Gunners as well as English football when he arrived in North London in 1996 - insists there will be a pan-European division encompassing the continents top clubs, and that it will take supremacy over domestic competition.

"It will be soon because it is a way for other clubs to fight against the Premier League".

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Speaking after the the defeat, his penultimate game in charge, Wenger said "overall it's very sad" that his players did not get more out of the game.

"To accept to commit to five years when you build the stadium and to work with restricted resources and keep the club in a position where we can pay our debts back".

Wenger believes the change will also see weekend Premier League fixtures replaced by European League games, which will supersede the Champions League in terms of revenues and importance.

"Because the Champions League doesn't sell well anymore", Wenger said.

And other "Wenger outside" supporters, they have finally got their wish as the long-time Arsenal boss will finish his 22-year tenure this summer as he prepares to step down after making an official statement last month.

"There's a long learning process of controlling who you really are". "But it will be smaller if it goes to Europe".