Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is disappointed at the changes being made to the seeding system in the Champions League…
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims he is extremely unhappy at the changes being made to the Champions League seeding system next season.
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UEFA will be introducing a new seeding scheme which will see the Champions League holders, as well as the seven domestic league champions from the top rated European leagues, in pot one.
This is a huge change from the current system which sees teams seeded basted on their past Champions League and Europa League performances.
The Gunners’ boss believes the new plans are pointless.
“It’s not needed because it’s a competition that works best in the world and is most admired. Everyone wants to watch it,” Wenger was quoted by the Daily Mail.
“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.”
Due to previous performances during the North Londoners’ 17 consecutive years in the competition they have been in pot one for many years.
That will surely come to an end next year however, unless the Gunners can turn this season around and somehow clinch the Premier League title.
Arsenal’s next game in the Champions League is against Belgian giants Anderlecht, with the North London side requiring all three points if they want to catch Borussia Dortmund at the top of Group D.