Wenger describes the new system as “useless”.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out against the changes that UEFA are set to make to the seeding system for the Champions League group stages, describing the ideas as “useless”.
The new system will give top seeding to clubs who have won their domestic leagues, as opposed to those with a good recent record in the Champions League, something that is likely to hit the Gunners perhaps harder than any other club.
Whether it is just because it will hit his team or due to genuine concerns, Wenger was not impressed with the new idea and doesn’t believe that it will be a success:
“I was quite surprised that they’ve done that. We’ll see how it works. I believe it will just make the seedings useless.”
“Logic is not being respected. Logic for me when you play in Europe is results in Europe.”
“I’m not really fighting it because it will just make the seeding less interesting. Group one will now have less significance.”