Jose Mourinho recently claimed that Manchester City should have been docked points for breaching Financial Fair Play last season, a notion that Arsene Wenger has laughed off, according to the Express.
The Blues boss believes City should have suffered more than just the £50m fine that was imposed, and claimed they should have been stripped of the Premier League title for violation of the rules.
Wenger clearly felt there was a sense of irony surrounding Mourinho’s comments, and responded in a comical manner.
“I think we have a good sense of humour here,” he said while smiling wryly.
While they have not been guilty of any infringements recently, stones and glass houses come to mind when you hear the Chelsea boss’ opinions on the matter.
FFP has admittedly been a bit of a farce at times, with most managers yet to really grasp the overly complicated concept. Wenger admitted that even he wasn’t totally sure on the current laws, as he feels they have changed so much since the introduction of the ruling.
“It depends what you call Financial Fair Play as that notion has changed,” he continued.
“Is it just your income created by the gates? Is it the gates and commercial?
“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.
“We are a popular sport, so you want to clear and simple rules for everybody to understand.
“If I ask 10 people in the street today (what it means) and then if you ask me, and I am in the job, I don’t have a clear idea anymore of what it means.
“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 is Arsenal, then we do not have to talk about that.”
We have stuck firmly to FFP for years now, and it has arguably seen us put at a disadvantage at times. Hopefully as we begin to see the rules enforced more strictly however, we will start to reap the rewards for our financial caution.