Date published: Friday 23rd December 2016 10:00

Arsene Wenger thinks that the money involved in the Chinese Super League could “become a problem for the future of the Premier League”.

Oscar completed his move from league leaders Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60million on Friday, joining fellow Brazilians Hulk and Ramires, who have completed big-money moves there in the past.

And the Arsenal boss admitted he was a little shocked to see him depart Stamford Bridge.

“It’s a surprise. It’s a distortion,” Wenger said.

“When you are a player you want to combine the quality of the competition with the quality of your wages. And the quantity!

“It is a surprise to me. But when I was in Japan there were many Brazilian players over there and the competition was well organised and top quality.
“Oscar moves because he doesn’t play in the Premier League.”

The Gunner boss reckons if the Chinese league keeps investing in top talent then they could eventually become a “problem” for the Premier League in the future.

“They invest a lot of money. It could become a problem for the future of the Premier League,” Wenger added.