By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger admits he is “not convinced” by proposals to double the amount of teams in the Champions League to 64.

UEFA president Michel Platini recently admitted that talks were planned to discuss scrapping the Europa League and having just one European competition.

However, Wenger feels that to do so would have a negative impact on both the competition and domestic leagues.

“I’m not convinced because the Champions League already has audience problems in the group stage,” he said.

“I think that would create more [problems] and lower the level. It would mean that you create a complete European championship.

“That could be detrimental to the national leagues as well and could take some interest out of the first stages of the Champions League. It would be a European league.”

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30 Nov 2012