Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has picked two clubs as his favourites to win this season’s Champions league.
Wenger who was asked to predict this year’s winner in an interview with Europe 1 said, ‘‘When you are playing a match against Atalanta or Atletico Madrid, anything can happen.
‘‘But for me, Manchester City and PSG are the two favourites in terms of their potential. ‘Aside from that, honestly, PSG, I feel they are a little bit less strong than 3 or 4 years ago.’’
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Daily Times reports that Europe’s premier competition had to be put on hold back in March due to the coronavirus crisis but will restart over the coming days, with Juventus entertaining Lyon (Agg 0-1) and Manchester City playing host to Real Madrid (Agg 2-1) on Friday night.
The remaining round of 16 games take place the following evening as Napoli travel to Barcelona (Agg 1-1) and Bayern Munich (Agg 0-3) look to defend their lead at home to Chelsea.
While reacting to the quality of European football, he said, ‘‘In terms of their holistic setup, PSG were maybe a bit more complete 3 to 4 years ago, in all positions,’ Wenger said.
”‘The competition was stronger as well. ‘But I think that there has been a general decline in the quality of European football at the very, very, very highest level and they are still amongst the two or three best in Europe.’’