Wenger – Why Arsenal fans should vote to STAY in Europe

Wenger becomes latest leading football figure to warn of negative impact of leaving EU

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, one of the most respected figures in English football, has become the latest person working in the Premier League to warn about the negative effect leaving Europe would have on our national game.

Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Wenger said: “It raises many questions. Will the European players be considered as they are now? For example, if England votes for Brexit, will the French be considered like South Americans players [who require work permits]? That would completely re-question the influx of foreign players. Will England go that way? If they did, that would leave the Premier League with some questions.”

Commenting, Chief Campaign Spokesman for Stronger In, James McGrory, said:
“Arsene Wenger has been at the forefront of bringing the best players from around Europe to play in Premier League, which has helped to make it the envy of the rest of the world.

“Our stadiums are packed every week with fans who want to watch the likes of Dimitri Payet, N’Golo Kante and Arsenal’s own Hector Bellerin. As Wenger says, leaving the EU risks supporters missing out on seeing emerging talents from Europe coming to the play at their clubs.

“Leading figures in football are clear – leaving the EU would disfigure the beautiful game in this country.”

Research has shown that over 100 Premier League players could have been prevented from joining their clubs if the UK was not a member of the EU, with some of its biggest names unable to secure automatic work permits due to not having played enough competitive international matches.

A breakdown of all 20 Premier League clubs can be seen at www.strongerin.co.uk/football. Fans can select their team to how it could be impacted with details of the players, the goals they’ve scored and the number of assists.

Arsene Wenger’s comments in the Guardian can be read here

Other leading figures in football, including the chairmen of Stoke City Peter Coates, and West Ham United’s Karren Brady have previously spoken out about the negative impact leaving the EU could have on English football:

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      1. If Liverpool win they Europa League, 4th spot would still be a champions league spot. We’d just have 5 teams in the champions league next year instead. Spain had 5 teams in it this year because Sevilla won Europa.

        1. The new Europa league rule only comes into effect this season! That the winners of the trophy enters the Champions league in the following season.

  1. We are skipping Europe………..and yes……. IT’S FOR THE BEST

    dn’t tell us eff bout Negativity….gaffer!

  2. It all comes down to extorting fans hard earned money to watch mediocrity season after season

    Hope the number of fans appearance to the remaining games of the season drop drastically and we miss out on the pointless champions league spot…… It will mean no money for the greedy ranch owners and stingy manager

    Let some more determined and serious team claim that priceless UCL slot!


    1. He wants Europe coz there he’ll get pay rise and make his bosses more rich on the process. All this for themselves

  3. Oh! Just leave this club and go already, Wenger! Enough of this bats#!t.

    OT: I really want Tottenham to win the league and before you go bonkers on my comment I’ll tell you why.

    There is not going to be any change this summer. Wenger will resume his yearly buffoonery with that plastic board by his side. Again, he won’t spend money on the top players we need and instead will buy a CM, our strongest position. I fear that Ozil is not going to stick around as he knows already that the club doesn’t have any ambition. The board will come out and feed the fans the usual fodder of a warchest and unsalable ambitions. Wenger will plague us with his usual excuses of why he couldn’t win the league and how he is certain to take top spot the coming season. Rinse. Repeat.

    The only way this blasphemy can be countered is if something causes an absolute uproar from the fans. As it is the Arsenal fans have been in the line of mockery for years on end. So, it won’t be too different for just another season. Tottenham finishing above us and taking the league will spring a wave of meltdown around the entire Arsenal management. People will stop buying jerseys and merchandise, start protesting outside Emirates, stop attending any games and demand an immediate change. Even the AKBs and AOBs will want the same.

    I think that a good percentage of fans are still optimistic and hopeful for the next season. I don’t see fans raising their voices enough, walking out during matches or just boycotting. Yeah! A couple of banners here and there but that won’t do jack. We need a mass movement. And this is the only way. Just think about it.

  4. I think being in the europa league will be good for us.
    Why?Because it gives chances to youngsters and squad players to prove themselves and nurture their talent.
    The senior squad also gets the chance to focus on the premier league.
    So for me this could be a blessing in disguise

  5. Italian Ancelotti is said to be seeking a replacement for current striker Robert Lewandowski who is tipped to join Real Madrid.

    And the Metro quote Vidal as saying he would like compatriot Sanchez to quit England for the Bundesliga.

    “Hopefully,” he reportedly said, when asked about a transfer for Sanchez.


    1. “We have played together since playing for the Under-20s, so it would be nice to play with him again!”

  6. No. I am voting for Brexit-June 23rd will be our Independence Day
    We won’t have to pay the EU Membership fee
    We will truly be an independent state

    If we leave the EU then we will regain our Sovereignty

  7. Lol, so many people are missing the point.

    Leaving Europe is NOT about Arsenal playing or not playing in the CL, it’s about the UK leaving the EU, to regain control of our borders, immigration, money, laws, sovereignty, to be in control of our own destiny etc, etc.

    Couldn’t give a stuff about Europe and the Socialist Super State they’re trying to create, or how it effects the Premier League, I’m voting OUT.

  8. At the end of the day….
    ‘Money’ always finds a solution, one way or another!
    And that’s Wenger’s real issue here!.. it will end up costing him more to import a teenager from one of the European clubs.
    I’m sure that I read something about a EU member can gain residential in the UK if he/she earns more than £64,000 a year?…. Or something along them lines.

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