By Nick Teale
 
Arsène Wenger is concerned that a Premier League club may be forced to file for bankruptcy.
 
The Arsenal manager has previously spoken of his concern at the state of English football's finances. Former Birmingham City owner David Sullivan recently expressed his fear that a top-flight club may soon be forced out of business, and Wenger is worried that statement may not be too wide of the mark.

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I am tempted to believe that," said Wenger at his press conference on Friday.
 
"Once the clubs start to pay the TV income of the year after, and the season tickets of the years after and the club level tickets of the years to come - that is a very dangerous trend.
 
"It means if you are not successful on the pitch you are dead."

UEFA are preparing to introduce measures enforcing clubs to become self-sufficient rather than relying on external investment and Wenger believes that is the business model clubs should adopt.

"I believe that every club in the world should only live with the income he makes," he said. "It is not acceptable that any industry in the world has income not generated by his activity."

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