Arsene Wenger identifies some biggest problems at Barcelona.
The Blaugrana were thrashed 4-1 by PSG at Camp Nou on Tuesday in their Champions League round-of-16 draw.
It was a disastrous night for Koeman’s side and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Catalan giants need a major rebuild and also overcome their financial problems.
‘I’ll congratulate Paris Saint-Germain tonight and especially Mbappe. He has shown intelligence, skill and confidence,’ Wenger told BeIn Sports.
‘I would say for Barcelona it hurts. We have all seen great Barca teams.
‘But in our job if you are two years wrong by buying players, you have a big problem in a big club.
‘Barcelona is wrong for more than two years. That shows they have a big task to rebuild the team and not be short-term.
‘For PSG, they’ve been in the final last year. Now they can come back, they’ve shown maturity, class and organisation.
‘They will be one of the favourites now to win the competition.’
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Wenger on whether Barcelona should extend Lionel Messi’s contract at the end of this season.
‘I think Barcelona when you read the papers, they are €1.1billion down,’ Wenger further added.
‘So they have two handicaps, they have to rebuild the team and they have no money.
‘I don’t know how they can do it. The young players they have at the moment in the team are not strong enough to come back to a top, top level.
‘To me, it looks like this is a job of three or four years for Barcelona to come back.
‘To first come back to a good financial situation and then they have a choice to make: do they extend Messi or not?
‘If we extend Messi today at Barcelona that means we have no money at all for anybody else.’