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Arsene Wenger Takes Another Dig At Petrol Dollar Clubs

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as taken another swipe at petrol dollar sides like Manchester City and PSG as well as rivals Chelsea.

“We consider ourselves in a privileged position because we have a massive income” said Wenger.

“But overall we are not mega-rich because we do not have unlimited resources.

“A club can buy players like PSG has done or Manchester City or Chelsea, with unlimited resources, but overall football suffers.

“Look at the activity on the transfer market since the start of the summer.

“PSG are ambitious and they have resources and that’s it. We talk always about the same things.

“I don’t think anything is new in that domain.

“Europe at the moment is like the Titanic but we live in football like nothing matters.

“More than ever we have to run our club in a strict way because it looks like everybody suffers in Europe.

“I would be surprised if football is not touched by it at some stage.

“If you look at debt in football across Europe at the moment it is quite massive and we have to be responsible.

“We have to be ambitious but also make sure we are not getting in trouble financially.

“It is difficult for us because the wages in some other clubs are very high.

“But of course our players quite rightly compare themselves to the players of the other clubs.”

Asked whether Chelsea’s Champions League win would change anything in England, Wenger said:

“I don’t see what it could change.

“Maybe it will wake up the appetite of Abramovich again. I’m proud when any Premier League club wins the Champions League.

“It shows how competitive the Premier League is because Chelsea finished fifth in the Premier League and that is the real quality of a team.

“More than the Champions League it is about where you finish in the league.

“That just shows how good the Premier League is.”