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Wenger fears Brexit may ‘kill' the Premier League

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Brexit will have a negative impact on the Premier League.

The top flight football in England is one of the wealthiest leagues in the world and most powerful, too.

Many of the clubs have billionaires owners including Manchester City Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and soon Newcastle might join them too.

However, Arsene Wenger, who was in charge at Arsenal for 22 years, believes that Brexit will most certainly have a negative impact over the England top league as the other major leagues in Europe could usurp the Premier League due to the implications of the UK leaving the European Union.

Wenger told the  Mirror : “Certainly, subconsciously maybe for some people, it was to regain some sovereignty of their own destiny. And football is completely the reverse.

“When I arrived, English football belonged to English people. Today, the English Premier League belongs to foreign people.

“How will that change? That will depend now on how Brexit will be applied to football.

“Will people inside Europe be considered as foreign players who cannot play in the English Premier League? I don’t know.

“But if the rules are restrictive, they will kill the superiority of the Premier League.

“Because today the Premier League depends on worldwide exposure, with the best players and worldwide ownership with multi-billion owners from around the world.”

However, Wenger also believes that many of the best foreign coaches will choose not to come to the Premier League due to Brexit.

“They will want to go where the best players are. So overall, that will depend on the decisions made," added the former Arsenal manager.

“But I believe you’re intelligent enough in England and love football enough not to destroy what is basically a diamond today.”

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