"The Premier League has become a worldwide championship". Some have done it for more than one club - such as the all-time leader on 12 - others for just one side, such as the Blues bully on eight.
"As a kid, I learnt about the country's special resistance, a non-violent resistance, and I was certainly impressed by that because the way we were educated was if someone wants to fight, you fight back", said Wenger.
Wenger said the move was "inevitable" because the big clubs would want a bigger slice of the money that comes into football and would be less willing to share it with their smaller rivals.
Such a scenario would mean a massive reformation of the game, as the lucrative Champions League now schedules its games for Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings, with a majority of domestic league games played on the weekend.
"Why at weekends? Because the Champions League doesn't sell well any more". When you come out of these two games and you are out of the semi-final of the Europa League. when you come out of the first leg with 1-1 and it should be 3-0, it is what you would like to change.
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"But if you have Real Madrid v Barcelona, or Real Madrid v Arsenal, or Manchester United v Bayern Munich every week the audiences will be good". "So we have to share the money but nobody is interested in you", Wenger added.
"The Premier League will get smaller".
"If you want to make it [Premier League] more attractive you have to go down to 16 and make a real competition of it. It will be smaller if it (the big teams) goes to Europe".
Wenger has revealed that the long farewell to his reign as Arsenal manager has not been a completely enjoyable experience.
It will be an emotionally charged afternoon at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday where Arsene Wenger will deliver his final dressing room speech to an attentive Arsenal squad.