Arsene Wenger doesn’t listen to pundits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he doesn’t pay any attention to what football pundits have to say, especially when it comes down to his team and their title chances.

The Gunners are currently top of the table by four points going into the busy festive period, and despite playing some sublime football and looking convincing week-in, week-out a select few still don’t class them as title contenders.

BBC’s Alan Shearer and Alan Hansen are the main duo that are always criticising Wenger’s side and always saying that they will fall away eventually, but ahead of their clash with Hull City tonight, Wenger has admitted that he doesn’t listen to what they have to say.

Wenger said: ‘Sometimes I watch them. Sometimes it’s just someone saying their opinion without an argument. If it’s something based on hate or love or just gut feeling then I just say, “OK, it’s an opinion — he might be right, he might be wrong”.

‘If you just say, “Arsenal won’t win the championship because they haven’t won it for eight years”, then it’s just an opinion.

‘When I arrived here people explained I couldn’t win the title as I am foreign. Everybody has their own logic. I just think you win the title through your quality.

‘If we didn’t win for eight years it is because we weren’t good enough. We have a good opportunity to show we are good enough, so let’s take it.’

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

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