Arsenal manager still not happy with terms of Lampard move.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still not happy with Frank Lampard’s loan move from new MLS side New York City FC to Manchester City, report the Daily Mail, with the Frenchman already having voiced his dissatisfaction at a move that he feels may be a way for City to circumvent Financial Fair Play regulations.
Wenger is quoted as saying:
“It was a surprise that he went to Manchester City.”
“He went to New York first and the shortest way to Manchester is not to travel to New York first. If you look at a map there is a shorter way.”
These sarcastic comments indicate that Wenger still not has been convinced as to the ethical legitimacy of the Lampard deal, which sees City loan the legendary former Chelsea midfielder from sister club, New York City FC, until the start of the new MLS season in January.
The report also suggests that City are happy for Lampard to return to pre-season training in New York early, to avoid potentially having to face his former club in a crunch game at Stamford Bridge.