Watch: Arsene Wenger has his say on the Super League – ‘It was born dead’


Arsene Wenger has had his say on the recent European Super League fiasco, and he made his thoughts clear about the proposed breakaway competition his former club Arsenal were briefly involved with.

Speaking in the beIN Sports studio ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, Wenger was inevitably asked his thoughts about Arsenal’s rumoured takeover bid, hinting he’d be willing to help.

The 71-year-old, who left Arsenal in 2018 and has served as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development since 2019, doesn’t believe that the competition – in the format that was proposed – has any future.

“For me, it was born dead,” said Wenger.

“Because they ignored the main principle in the game – the importance of competition, and the right to be at the top level through your results.

“I predicted 10 years ago maybe that the Super League would happen, but not that way.”

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