Wenger urges City stadium deal scrutiny

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Arsene Wenger has claimed that Manchester City's recently announced £400m sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways could be undermining Uefa's Financial Fair Play initiative.

City have signed a 10-year agreement that covers stadium naming rights, shirt sponsorship and the development of the "Etihad Campus" on land around the stadium. Wenger has urged the Uefa president, Michel Platini, to scrutinise the deal. "This is his big test. He knows that some clubs will try to get around that."

City said the comments were unfounded and they were "working actively and with transparency with regard to financial fair play."