Arsene Wenger wants tough sanctions placed on clubs that break the new Financial Fair Play rules. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are already in breach of the regulations with some reports suggesting that UEFA have offered the two clubs settlement offers of wage caps for their Champions League squads next season.
Gunners boss Wenger wants to ensure that the rules are upheld by clubs or face harsh punishments. Wenger said :
“There are rules to apply for Financial Fair Play. If you don’t respect them, you have to apply the rules.
One of the rules is that normally you should be banned for the excess of the financial amount that is not justified, that is if you are £100m overboard, you should be punished for £100m of your wages bill in the Champions League.
I want to see that respected, if that is not respected, then the financial fair play will have problems to be respected in the future because everyone will just not consider it at all.
If it is not respected, of course we will feel let down.”
Many people are still skeptical about the new Financial Fair Play guidelines believing that they will be impossible to uphold so it remains to be seen whether UEFA will follow up their threats against the powerhouses if they breach the rules.