Wenger wary of new Tottenham stadium

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is wary of Tottenham’s potential financial threat when the new stadium at White Hart Lane is completed.

The new stadium will see the capacity increased to 61,000 when the work is planned to be completed in time for the 2018/19 season and will see us jump ahead of Arsenal’s capacity at the Emirates which stands at 60,432.

Additional sporting events such as the hosting of two NFL games a year for 10 years at the Lane will see another revenue stream put more money into the coffers of Spurs.

Wenger told the press: “It is the biggest challenge we face. It will be purely down to the technical quality of work.

“On a financial level, we always had level power because when we had 37,000, 38,000 seats [at Highbury] we were level.

“After we moved into the new stadium we had less financial resources than them because we had to pay our debts back. That was always the case.

“Now, maybe in the last two or three years we are in a stronger financial situation, but that will not last because they build a new stadium as well.”

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