Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has urged UEFA to make clearer guidelines for the Financial Fair Play Rules and punish people who do not adhere to the conditions.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are set to be fined a hefty amount but Wenger believes that the teams should be disqualified from the Champions League for it to have an effect.

The Frenchman has been a vocal advocate of the FFP rules and was disappointed after the teams were let off without any notable sanctions.

The penalties come into effect on Friday pending any appeals, with City expected to challenge the governing body over the fine imposed on them. The Premier League leaders are likely to cite their youth development system and their ability to exclude contracts which were signed before 2010 to comply within the rules.

The sanctions include cutting back on their Champions League squad of 25 and selecting a lower number of players who will be eligible for Europe's most glamorous club competition.

"I think the punishment is sophisticated. I would like a more simple one that makes more sense, although they have studied that for a very long time certainly to be in accordance with the legal side of it," Wenger said.

"You would think that you accept the rules and you're in the competition or you don't accept the rules and you're not in the competition. Then, everybody would understand it.

"There are rules and you respect them or you don't respect them. If you don't respect them, you have to be punished. When Uefa doesn't want to kick the clubs out of the Champions League, they have to find a more subtle punishment.

"To me, and all of us on the outside, it looks a complicated punishment. Nobody understands, really. Today people are informed. We live in a society where everyone is informed. The rules have to be clear so that you can inform people well.

"But if I go out in the street now and I ask a hundred people what you think of the fair play punishment, how many do you think can explain it to you? I'm in the job and I cannot do it. They have to clarify the punishment. We all agree that if we don't respect the rules you have to be punished. But to explain to people how that works is very difficult," he concluded.