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Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Laughs At Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho Over Special One’s Financial Fair Play Complaints

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responded with laughter when asked about Jose Mourinho’s opinions on Financial Fair Play in his press conference on Monday.

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Chelsea boss Mourinho recently whinged publicly about Manchester City spending £28m on Wilfried Bony, despite having been hit with FFP sanctions last summer.

Mourinho said that clubs should be punished with points deductions, not just fines.

The Special One’s comments seem a bit rich, especially when you consider that the Blues splashed out £75m on Fernando Torres and David Luiz in January 2011.

Although Chelsea have since balanced the books with player sales, Wenger thinks Mourinho is in no position to lecture Man City on the subject of FFP.

When asked for his thoughts on Mourinho’s comments, a smiling Wenger told The Telegraph: “I think we have a good sense of humour here.”

After being invited to elaborate, he added: “Look, the financial fair play rules have to be respected by everybody and if one club respected always the financial fair play, and you can underline always, it’s Arsenal, then we do not have to talk about that.”

He continued: “It depends what you call financial fair play, as that notion has changed you know.

“Is it is just your income created by the gates? Is it the gates and commercial? Then you can already start to be creative.

“Is it only the gates and the television? Is it naming rights as well? It is not clear to people what financial fair play means, the rules are very complicated.

“The Premier League rules and European rules are different already. You have to be aligned, so everybody knows exactly what it means.

“We are a popular sport. So you want clear and simple rules for everybody to understand. If I ask 10 people in the street today and if you ask me, and I am in the job, I don’t have a clear idea anymore of what it means.

“I would like the rules to be clear and that everybody respects them.”

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