By Nik Brumsack

Arsène Wenger says he is not against the idea of the 2020 European Championship being played across the continent.

UEFA announced this week that the tournament will be played in a number of cities throughout Europe.

Wenger thinks the new-look format brings both advantages and disadvantages.

“I’m not against the idea,” he said. “I haven’t studied it well enough to give a verdict on it.

“It has advantages [and] it has disadvantages. The advantage is that the whole [of] Europe would be concerned by the championship.

“The disadvantage is sometimes when the country organises the European Championship, it’s a good opportunity for them to build structures [that] are very useful on new stadiums, new training pitches [and] new communication facilities.

“It’s always a good opportunity to make up to date structures for football. [In] the long-term, that’s important. That would be less [of] the case. I find the idea creative.“

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7 Dec 2012