Could a European Super League Become a Reality? Arsene Wenger Thinks So

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IAugust 19, 2009

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Manager Arsene Wenger is pictured during an Arsenal training session prior to Tuesday's Champions League fixture against Celtic at London Colney training ground on August 17, 2009 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Imagine a league with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Bayern Munich?

Wouldn't that be one that you would pay lots of money to watch?

Is this too much of a dream? A wise man once said, if you will it, it is no dream.

Currently big clubs in England, Spain, Italy, and Germany are not getting as much money as they can from the Champions League because UEFA controls all the revenue and portions it out so that teams don't make too much or too little.

Arsene Wenger is under the impression that, because the big clubs will want as much revenue as they can recieve, that they will move to make a European Super League, where Man United won't have to play the likes of Burnley, Fulham, and even Manchester City, for more marketable opponents like Lyon, Barcelona, and A.C. Milan.

Who would be in this league?:

Four teams from England, Spain, and Italy

Three teams from Germany and France

One team from Holland and Portugal

So this could mean that on a certain Saturday in the future, Arsenal could take on Barcelona, Real Madrid vs Inter Milan, Manchester United vs Bayern Munich, A.C. Milan vs Ajax Amsterdam, etc...

This sounds like a league that many players would love to play in, and I'm sure owners of the clubs would love it as well because they can control their own revenues.

Arsene Wenger stated that we would have to wait at least ten years before it could become a reality, but if it happened it would be a very interesting to watch and see how it works.