LONDON — Arsene Wenger did not need a second to think about his answer.

“The best football is not in the World Cup but the Champions League,” said the Arsenal manager, “The World Cup may unite a nation more but apart from two, maybe three games the standard in the Champions League is far higher. It’s fantastic. You have the best players in the world playing. The coaches have been working with the players for months. The Champions League sees the best football, no doubt.”

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