Arsenal boss wants Manchester City punished for FFP violations

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Arsene Wenger insists that Uefa should enforce severe sanctions on clubs like Manchester City that have breached the terms of Financial Fair Play.

A formal announcement of the clubs that have fallen short of the break-even test is set to be made public next week, but Manchester City and Paris-Saint Germain are thought to be among the most high-profile offenders.

Penalties facing the transgressive teams include fines and limitations on their squad wage bill in Europe. This will most likely take the form of a value cap, promoting the development of homegrown talent over expensive foreign imports.

Despite these proposed actions, many have queried UEFA's conflicting interests: on one hand, Michel Platini stated that FFP was introduced to help with club finances, yet, to retain any credibility, punishments must be commensurate with the nature of the infraction.

Wenger has called upon Uefa to apply the rules judiciously or risk not being respected.

"There are rules to apply for the financial fair play," he told reporters. "If you don't respect them, you have to apply the rules.

"I want to see that respected. If that is not respected, then financial fair play will have problems to be respected in the future because everyone will just not consider it at all.

"If it is not respected, of course we will feel let down."

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