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Arsene Wenger snaps at reporters and hits back at critics


Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, seemed to lose his cool during his post-match interview with Sky Sports after he watched his side draw 0-0 with Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Late on in the game with Arsenal seemingly on the front-foot, he chose to bring off his forward, Olivier Giroud and replace him with defensive midfielder, Francis Coquelin. This decision was met with chants ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ from the away end of the ground.

When asked about the chants at the post-match press conference, Wenger said: “I don’t want to comment on that. I do my job and do my best for the club.

“I leave it to you to judge. I try to be as good as I can be. Is it hurtful? Look, I have managed for 30 years at the top level and I have to convince you I can manage the team?

“How many games have you managed? I promise you if you manage one I will sit in the stands and chant ‘you know what you are doing!'”

When questioned about the substitution, Wenger said: “You can discuss every substitution. You think what you want.

“I do my job and I let people judge it. I do that every day and I do my best every day. I know why I do it.

“What is the thinking behind the substitution? I will not explain every decision I make, you judge the game and I sit here and explain to you our game.

“You are all great managers! I read the newspapers every day and I can tell you that you are always great managers!”

It is very rare you see the Arsenal boss lose his temper or give such a hard-hitting interview, but after today’s game, he was in no mood for reporters questioning his managerial abilities.


Alex William Batt


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