Huddersfield Town v Arsenal: Gunners defender banned for Arsene Wenger swansong

Lynette Rowe
May 16, 2018

Wenger says England's top-flight competition would move to midweek slots allowing a European league at the weekends to "sell it well".

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

The young defender was shown a straight red card in Wednesday's 3-1 loss at Leicester and will be forced to sit out Sunday's game in West Yorkshire having started the Gunners' last three league matches.

Wenger spoke on a range of topics in front of the assembled press and, answering the question of which result would he change if he could, claimed "the last pain is the biggest one" - referencing his side's Europa League semi final exit to Atletico Madrid last month.

You have 12 minutes to name as many as you can, based on their total league goals against Wenger's Arsenal and the clubs they've scored them for.

Wenger says his successor can not be afraid to bring fresh ideas to Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League qualification in each of the past two seasons.

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"It is inevitable because sharing the money between big clubs and the small clubs will become more of a problem".

"But if you have Real (Madrid) v Barcelona or Real v Arsenal or Manchester United v Bayern Munich every week, the audiences will be good. It's a special society where there is a completely different philosophy compared to other countries", he added.

So what will that mean for the Premier League?

"I would say the legacy is what you think is important, with the way you behave with your players".

"Because there was more questioning as well, you do not feel the same adhesion to what you do and when you stay here for such a long period you question yourself 'is it time now to go or not?'"

The Sun says Toffees major shareholder Moshiri is ready to match the £8million-a-year salary Wenger earns at Arsenal. "But it will be smaller if it goes to Europe".

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