It’s looking more and more likely that Pep Guardiola will be joining Man City in the Premier League sooner rather than later and Arsene Wenger has had his say on the situation.

Although the boss is happy for such a quality manager to join the Premier League, he’s also anxious over an imbalance of foreign managers compared to local ones.

Speaking ahead of our match against Southampton, Wenger said, “The Premier League wants to be the best in the world but you need 40 to 50 per cent of foreign managers but as well give some chances to local managers, like Howe from Bournemouth who now comes out. You do not want to kill that.

“You do not want the Premier League to become exclusively for foreign managers, even if I am one! It’s important to have the balance right.

“They bring different ideas but you want as well a local culture.”

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Barcelona’s coach Pep Guardiola (R) welcomes Arsenal’s French coach Arsène Wenger (L) before the Champions League round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Arsenal CF on March 8, 2011 at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wenger’s comments once again show how at home he feels in the Premier League and how he has its best interests at heart. Although, as he pointed out, he is a foreign manager, it obviously doesn’t feel as if he is and him wanting to preserve what makes our league great, while strengthening it, is great to see.

Other than this, Wenger welcomed the Bayern Munich manager’s potential move to the Premiership and admitted that having a man of his calibre over here will only make us even better.