Wenger reveals Rapids plan

09 February 2007 03:32
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Gunners are in talks with MLS side Colorado Rapids about a possible partnership between the two clubs. The Rapids' owner Stan Kroenke is interested in linking up with a Premiership club while Arsenal are keen to promote their brand in the United States. "We try to develop our plan in the States," confirmed Wenger. "We will have an agreement - to what extent is not set yet - but certainly we have plans in coaching areas, to develop football schools and have exchanges. "It's a normal partnership. We have many clubs [like this] but we will not become Arsenal Colorado, don't worry." The news comes in the wake of recent big-money American buy-outs at Manchester United, Aston Villa and Liverpool.

Source: ESA