Arsene Wenger against Champions League expansion

"I am not convinced, because the Champions League already has audience problems in the group stage -- I think that would create more (problems) and lower the level," Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal website.

updated: December 01, 2012 18:54 IST
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London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed opposition to UEFA's proposals to expand the flagship Champions League to 64 teams, saying it would damage domestic football.

European football's governing body is thinking about abolishing the second-tier Europa League and increasing the size of Europe's premier club tournament.

According to reports, the new format could be introduced by as early as 2015, but despite the fact it might allow seven English teams to qualify, Wenger is not in favour of the proposals.

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