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Arsenal boss Wenger convinced international friendlies set to be fazed out

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes international friendlies will soon be fazed out.

"I am scared that in the modern game, there is no room any more for friendly internationals - not because countries take our players, just because people will not be interested in that any more," Wenger said.

"There is nothing at stake. People want to see competitive games. Maybe I am completely wrong but in the end you get people to travel and it is good as an experiment for a manager to work on things.

"But, is it in the long term feasible for people to travel and spend their money to watch this kind of game? I am not sure."

The Arsenal boss continued: "They are slowly starting to cut the number of international games because they have no meaning any more in the modern game. People want to see competitive games.

"You sit here today. You can't say England were fantastic or France were fantastic. Straight away you say 'but it was only a friendly'.

"In fairness I watched the game last night and you always felt it was a friendly game with 5% missing between a friendly and a competitive match."

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