Arsenal boss Wenger: Premier League still bigger for fans than Champions League

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits the Premier League is still the biggest ticket in town. Wenger loves the Champions League, but accepts fans enjoy the Premier League more.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits the Premier League is still the biggest ticket in town.

Wenger loves the Champions League, but accepts fans enjoy the Premier League more.

He told Arsenal Magazine: "Yes, certainly. In England the Premier League is so big that you do not feel a big difference between the treatment of that and the Champions League. In some other countries it is unbelievable – the Champions League is like the World Cup. In countries like France the Champions League is absolutely massive.

"Also in places like Turkey, Greece, or places where the same teams always dominate the domestic championship. The Champions League is something very special for the fans. And in countries that are not recognised as a real force in football, the Champions League becomes an opportunity for them to show how good they are and how much they have progressed.

"For us we can play Chelsea or Man United on Saturday, then on Tuesday play against someone in Europe, and it’s difficult to tell what’s the bigger game. But it’s not like that in every country."

 
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