‘It’s a world championship of managers’

Arsene Wenger says that the Premier League will be a “world championship of managers” this season.

Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte have moved to England this summer, while Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are also in place - leading the Arsenal boss to anticipate a fascinating campaign.

“Everybody’s ambitious - never has the Premier League been gifted with so many ambitious people or clubs at the start of the season,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“We have Mourinho at Manchester United, Conte at Chelsea, Guardiola at Man City, Klopp at Liverpool, so it’s a little bit a world championship of managers as well.

“Everybody will of course be highly focused on doing well and it will be interesting. One thing you know from the start: not everybody can win the championship and next year, more than ever, it will be tougher for everybody.

“But sometimes the media give too much importance to the managers and I believe that what is important is the quality of the players on the pitch.

“All English teams compete highly to be competitive and have a top squad.”


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