10 May 2014

Wenger wants Champions League ban for FFP breaches

10:37 am on 10 May 2014

The Arsenal football manager Arsene Wenger wants clubs who violate UEFA's new Financial Fair Play rules to be thrown out of the elite European Champions League.

Paris St Germain and Manchester City face fines of 95 million euros and caps on the size of their Champions League squads for breaches of the rules.

UEFA has the power to ban teams from European competition if their losses exceed the limits allowed, but is expected to shy away from imposing that ultimate punishment when it hands out the sanctions.

But Wenger, a known advocate of balanced accounting, prefers the more straightforward punishment.

The Frenchman says there are rules, you either respect them or you don't respect, and if you don't then you have to be punished.

Nine unnamed clubs faced punishment under new rules, which are designed to force teams to limit their financial losses and make football more economically stable.