Arsene Wenger comments on suggestions Barcelona could join the Premier League


Arsene Wenger has spoken about the possibility of Barcelona joining the Premier League, following a huge row over the independence of Catalonia in Spain.

After the referendum voting and peaceful protests were met with violence, Barcelona tried to call their game off and finally elected to play it behind closed doors – and the threat of them now leaving La Liga is certainly one people are considering.

The Mirror report Wenger said: “I will try to learn Catalan and if Barcelona wants to join the Premier League – it makes it even more difficult for everybody.

“[But] I don’t think they are as far as that.

“It’s an interesting because development, will have incidents on the sporting side as Barcelona is a highly political club.

“It is interesting to see how they respond in the championship. We have enough clubs here, 20, if you want to go up to 24, but before we have to welcome the Scottish before we go to the Spanish.”

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On a roll

Arsenal meanwhile are on a roll and have won again in the Premier League this weekend, beating Brighton, to add another three points to their tally.

After a disappointing season last time out where the club failed to even finish in the top four, the fans had hoped for far better, yet it seems the Manchester sides are the ones who will be leading the race for the title this season.

Wenger is as optimistic as ever however, and said after the game: “We got the clean sheet, we got the three points. Offensively we were in a bit of a doubt, the fluency was sometimes there, sometimes not.

“In the end for us it was a very testing win. For us it was a very testing week, we had two home games, one long away trip in the Europa League. We won the three games and that’s very positive.”