Wenger: Champions League No Longer Interesting
Absent from the Champions League for the first time in 20 seasons, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger believes the competition is no longer as exciting as ever.
“Especially in the group phase, maybe there are only 1-2 matches worth watching,” said Wenger, told Telegraph.
“The Champions League group turns into a routine, and the audience is losing interest, just look at the numbers.”
Arsenal only ranked fifth in the Premier League last season so it only won Europa League tickets. The Gunners are joined in Group H with FC Koln, BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade.
“Of course I still choose the Champions League, but, after melakoni almost 200 games tournament that, I remain grateful,” said Wenger.
Arsenal’s best achievement in the Champions League occurred in 2005/2006. North London club was stepped up to the final and had a lead over Barcelona. Unfortunately they failed to maintain the advantage and gave up 1-2.