- Arsene Wenger insist that Barcelona should not be allowed to join the English Premier League
- The Arsenal manager believes it will make more sense for British teams to join the Premier League
- He favoured Rangers and Celtic joining the elite English League
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that Barcelona should not be allowed to join the Premier League following unrest in Catalona.
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted the club will consider playing outside of Spain if Catalonia gains independence.
And his comments were supported by La Liga chief Javier Tebas over the weekend, who conceded he could see the league going forward without the Nou Camp giants.
It has led to suggestions that the La Liga champions could play in the Premier League but Wenger is not having in it.
The Arsenal boss believes it would make much more sense for British side Celtic or Rangers to enter the English game.
"I hope Barcelona continue playing in Spain. It would break the geographical unity and common sense," he told beIN Sports.
"Why don't they invite Celtic or Rangers to the Premier League who are already part of Great Britain, that would have more sense than inviting Barcelona.
"On the other hand if the politics between Spain and Catalonia don't go well it would signify support from England for Catalonia and that would not be welcomed internationally."
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