ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has mocked Jose Mourinho’s claim that club’s contravening FFP should be docked points.
Both Manchester City and Paris St Germain, clubs backed by wealthy Middle East owners, have been issued heavy fines for spending beyond their means.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes clubs which breach the rules should be docked points and stripped of any titles.
City were fined £49million last May, after winning the 2013-14 Premier League title, for infringing FFP regulations, but nevertheless went on to make the biggest English outlay of the transfer window in spending £28million on striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea.
Wenger has long championed a need for football to get their finances in order and has previously accused Chelsea of financial doping during the early opulent years of Roman Abramovich’s chairmanship.
When questioned on Mourinho’s comments regarding docking points, he smiled and said: “I think we have a good sense of humour here.”
“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,” added Wenger.
However, the French coach, who studied Politics and Economics at the University of Strasbourg, has been left perplexed by just what UEFA have set out.
“It depends what you call Financial Fair Play as that notion has changed,” said Wenger.
“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.”