Arsene Wenger laughs off David Ginola's run for FIFA presidency

David Ginola

The Arsenal gaffer is not confident his French counter-part will win the FIFA elections.

Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he does not believe former Tottenham playmaker David Ginola will become FIFA's new president.

For it seemed football had its saviour. For far too long the running of FIFA has made football the laughing stock of the media and those internal bodies that it governs. Under the leadership of Sepp Blatter the beautiful game has been muddied by accusations of corruption and cover-ups and it would appear one football man has had enough, in the form of former Tottenham and Newcastle showman Ginola.

He has declared himself in the running for the FIFA presidency as a rival for Blatter today, but the whole campaign has the smackering of a publicity stunt about it, as it is being pushed forward by a well known betting company who love a football publicity stunt or two.

Of course Wenger was not fooled by the ex-Spurs man. The Arsenal boss was quizzed about Ginola's running for president in his press conference today, as quoted by

He made it clear that the possibility of Ginola as the FIFA president seemed unlikely, he even cracked a joke that nobody would allow a Frenchman to be in charge of FIFA and UEFA, where Michel Platini currently holds the reign:

"You will accuse us of having control of world football if he becomes Fifa president and Platini is Uefa president! That has very little chance of happening, let’s be realistic."

Sorry David, but Arsene is actually right on this one.

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