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Wenger On Rumours Barca Could Play In The EPL

Arsene Wenger On Rumours FC Barcelona Could Play In The Premier League

By David Kappel - Oct 03, 2017 01:57 PM @kappilinho

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has commented on rumours that FC Barcelona could make a shock switch to the Premier League if they are axed from La Liga.

Read: Barca To Play In EPL If Axed From La Liga?

The Spanish league leaders were forced to play on Sunday, despite the disturbances in the city during the Catalan independence vote, which saw Spanish police clash with Catalan representatives.

Catalonia's minister of sport, Gerard Figueras, had indicated last week that FC Barcelona and the other Catalan teams, such as Espanyol and Girona, could opt to play in neighboring countries and potentially even the Premier League if Catalonia gains independence and its clubs are banned from La Liga.

Wenger has now commented on the unlikely scenario.

"I'd try to learn Catalan," he said, as quoted by Marca.

"If Barcelona want to join the Premier League, it makes things even more difficult for everybody.

"But I don't think they have gotten as far as that.

"It is interesting and there will be incidents on the sporting side as Barcelona are a highly political club."

When asked whether or not he would welcome Barcelona to England, Wenger insisted Scottish clubs should be given a priority first.

"I think it will be interesting to see how they respond in the championship," he added.

"We have enough clubs here with 20, but if you want to go up to 24, we have to invite the Scottish clubs before we go for the Spanish."

Read: The Top 10 Goalscorers In Europe Update 

Barcelona have started the 2017/18 campaign with seven wins from their first seven games, but it remains to be seen what consequences the Catalan independence vote will have.

Would you be in favour of Barca playing in the Premier League? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Gazankulu26 Joined: 30 Jan 2015
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Gazankulu26 Oct 06, 2017 08:34 PM
this its gone b impossible
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vmmaholo@gmail.com Oct 05, 2017 05:45 PM
now they will be no refree that will cheat and help barcelona mark my word......your touch messi u face refree... y
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GENTHO GTZ Oct 05, 2017 09:49 AM
Wow that will be the day...I can't wait Barca will be 5 of the Best in the EPL teams'''Lol liyoyika elixhego
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GENTHO GTZ Oct 05, 2017 09:48 AM
Wow that will be the day...I can't wait Barca will be 5 of the Best in the EPL teams'''Lol liyoyika elixhego
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Adzelhelhe Oct 04, 2017 08:26 AM
Lol this old man is scared of barca
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Geoff Stunner Oct 04, 2017 07:59 AM
@Prakazel won't die ...if Man U and Man City hit EPL teams with high scores usuke ukuphi???the only fear i have ukuthi even the so-called big 5 of the premier league will look ordinary should Barca join in.
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JOMMAK Oct 04, 2017 06:23 AM
He's just a simple m0r0n, @Butterworth, leave him to his below average IQ
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Butterworth Oct 04, 2017 02:08 AM
@Lozykai1 i will take your comment as childish, seems like you lack the knowledge of football saying that, i think you should watch more of champions league matches for you to comment
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 03, 2017 08:02 PM
lool u a scared of their fast futball
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Ntsika239 Oct 03, 2017 07:02 PM
@Lozykai1 lol wat u on about man? Barca will weep any epl's club a** no problem ...imagine barca vs stoke, new castle, Watford, Leicester lol 12-0, 15-0, 13-0 kikiki
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Tedd Oct 03, 2017 06:43 PM
Don't look far gentlemen, look at stats against English teams then you will know who will dominate or ask wenger if you don't believe, mayb man city might pose a challenge.
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Lozykai1 Oct 03, 2017 05:21 PM
Jesus will have to come back first. Even if that happens,barca will struggle cos EPL is no 2 horse race as it is in LA Liga
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Michaeltshigama Oct 03, 2017 05:06 PM
He's scared of Barcow this cowch, lol
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Noerkie Oct 03, 2017 04:52 PM
Wenger is right I don't want them here.
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Tedd Oct 03, 2017 04:51 PM
I smell fear hiding behind pro-Scottish.
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TrueLegend Oct 03, 2017 04:27 PM
Spain
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STIGA18 Oct 03, 2017 04:27 PM
So Mr Bullet less Wenger is afraid of the mighty Barcelona, I'm not surprised.
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Khayamdzanga Oct 03, 2017 04:11 PM
Haysuka Barcelona weak and must remain in their racist country
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Ringo69 Oct 03, 2017 04:11 PM
This will not happen coz most EPL officials don't like Barca, they will reject it, 2ndly Uefa won't allowed 24 teams @ EPL, Celtic & Ranges also want to play there.
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Lindelani Prince Shange Oct 03, 2017 03:41 PM
I really wish that to happen ... and Real Madrid too leave laliga

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