Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger clears his thoughts on FFP regulations after Everton’s punishment as he also highlights accusations against Manchester City.
Wenger has been quite vocal about Financial Fair Play regulations. The Frenchman has been one of the successful premier league’s history, as he won 3 Premier League Titles and 7 FA Cup titles with Arsenal.
However, during final few campaigns at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger struggled to keep up with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea. Mainly it was due to their big transfer budget the two clubs possessed.
The Premier League is currently investigating 115 alleged FFP offenses against Manchester City. Back in 2020, City also faced two-year ban by UEFA on breaching FFP rules, but later it was overturned by Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAB).
Wenger claims clubs should be more respectful about rules
Arsene Wenger claims clubs should be more respectful about the rules and said :-
“I think this is a big question, you know, I think sport is basically to win by respecting the rules. That’s what it is about. We celebrate the best in every sport but we want to know that they respect the rules.
“If there is no respect for the rules then it’s not real sport, so that’s what I think is the most important. The rules exist and you have to respect them. Once you go into a competition, it means you sign that you will adhere to the competition by respecting the rules.
“I was always for control over financial rules and that clubs work with the natural income they have, the rules that have been created.
“The people who don’t respect them are caught by trying to get around the rules in more or less legal ways [and] have to be punished. If it’s proven that this has been done on purpose you cannot let that go unpunished.”
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