Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal

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"The next evolution? Maybe I will see you in a few years and you will certainly have a European league over the weekends", Wenger said (via The Guardian). First of all, to share money between the big clubs and small clubs will become a problem.

"The domestic league will play certainly Tuesday and Wednesday". "It will be soon because it is a way for other clubs to fight against the Premier League".

Since then, the Europa League tie with Atletico Madrid was lost 2-1 on aggregate while the club continue without an away league point in 2018 following defeats at Manchester United and Leicester.

"It was not always easy to cut slowly with what you do every day and always you want to do it as well as you can and you don't want to forget to thank people who deserve it".

"If the European League comes, all the leagues will be smaller".

"Why at weekends? Because the Champions League doesn't sell well any more".

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Wenger says his successor can not be afraid to bring fresh ideas to Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League qualification in each of the past two seasons. The big clubs say: 'So we have to share the money but nobody is interested in you?'

So what will that mean for the Premier League?

"If you want to make it more attractive you have to go down to 16 [teams] and make a real competition of it", Wenger said. "It will be smaller if it [the big teams] goes to Europe".

It was the seventh straight loss on the road for Arsenal since the turn of the year, an embarrassing statistic for Wenger at the culmination of his reign of 22 years.

But he believes his most impressive achievement was to keep Arsenal competitive when the financial constraints hit home after the move to the 60,000-capacity stadium in 2006.

"I am fascinated by India, I don't know why, but I have never been in India", said Wenger in the interview.