Arsene Wenger is concerned that the influx of investment into some of his Premiership rivals will undermine Arsenal’s compete successfully for honours.
Wenger is worried by the increasing number of clubs who have an owner who is prepared to utilise their huge personal wealth to bankroll their team.
“If clubs aren’t run according to their natural resources and £100m or more is put in then you cannot compete,” he said.
“Only Chelsea have those resources now but once three or four clubs do, then the pressures will be too big.
“Today the players say ‘I earn less than at Chelsea’, but it is only one club.
“Once that becomes the price of the market then you are in trouble because you cannot compete at all.
“When this kind of pressure is multiplied by three, four or five then you have no choice.”
Wenger also has his doubts about those owners investing in a club in the hope of making cash quickly.
“To find people who are prepared to put £100m, £200m or £800m into a club and is prepared to lose it then you must be lucky,” Wenger added.
“For me Abramovich looks to be in a different world financially because if he loses his investment it is peanuts for him.
“You do not find many people like that.”