Now there is an interesting question! The events in Catalonia this week have brought about some violence as well as legitimate questions about whether an area should be able to decide to if they want to become an independent state separate from their surrounding neighbours. Sort of like Scotland and Wales, and even more so Ireland who are even on a different land mass to the UK.
Well we (the British Government) gave Scotland the chance to vote for independence, and Cataluña have decided they want to do the same thing in Spain, but the Madrid government decided to try and beat them into submission rather than begin a serious debate, which appears to have made the problem even worse!
So what has this got to do with Arsenal, you ask? Well, if Cataluña becomes independent, then the mighty Barcelona could be thrown out of La Liga, so what better League for them to join than the Premier League. Obviously Arsene Wenger was asked his opinion, and he thinks it would certainly make it harder for Arsenal to make the Top Four! “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,” he said.
“It is interesting and there will be incidents on the sporting side as Barcelona are a highly political club.”
“I think it will be interesting to see how they respond in the championship,”
“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.”
If I’m not mistaken we already have two Welsh clubs in our leagues, and there has been debate for many years about whether Celtic and Rangers should be offered a place down South, but how would you feel if Barcelona joined us? Would you be happy to see them playing the top EPL clubs every week? Or would you worry about the effect on us making the Top Four? Or perhapd ypu prefer to see The Old Firm from Scotland down here because they are much more beatable!