Arsene Wenger has hit out at UEFA over their unconvincing punishment of Manchester City after they were found guilty of breaching the Financial Fair Play rules as well as claiming that a club breaking the rules shouldn’t be allowed to win, Telegraph reports.
The Arsenal boss wants City to simply be taken out of the Champions League rather than their current outcome of having a reduced squad and a fine.
“You would think you accept the rules and you’re in the competition or you don’t accept the rules and you’re not in the competition – then everybody would understand it,” the Arsenal manager said.
The Sky Blues are just one of the many clubs who have failed to meet the regulations of the newly imposed FFP rules, limiting the loses of clubs in order to level the financial playing field.
City will definitely take part in next season’s Champions League, however they will need to pay a £50-million fine as well as reducing their European squad from 25 players down to 21.
In addition to the outcome for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, Wenger has also singled out the fact that it isn’t right for a guilty club to even be in contention of lifting the Premier League trophy, something which the Manchester side will probably be doing this weekend.