Boss slams media: “You are not interested in football”


Arsene Wenger has accused the press of ignoring a great game of football in their quest for controversy, as once more he was questioned at length about a contentious penalty decision in last night’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

The Arsenal manager, already on edge of because of what happened with Mike Dean and the subsequent FA charges, labelled the decision by Anthony Taylor to award Chelsea a penalty as ‘farcical’.

Naturally enough that shaped the line of questioning, however the Frenchman railed angrily at the media’s insistence on focusing on those issues rather than the match itself.

Having been asked about the charges he’s facing, Wenger said, “Look, what I find terrible is that we have just seen is a great football game and we talk only about things that are nothing to do with football.

“At some stage, you stand up in the morning and you say ‘we have seen a great football game’ but you are not interested in that.

“For me, that would be nice, that at some stage we speak about football again. What are we talking about? It’s nothing to do with football.

“I would love to talk about football, because that is what I love. We have seen a great football game tonight, but what are we talking about?

“Not about football.”

Wenger also accused the press of picking and choosing which incidents they highlight when it comes to refereeing, suggesting there was little coverage of two bad decisions in the Sp*rs game the other night which went basically unreported.

“I’m fed up with that,” he said. “The referees get away with you, the English press, no matter what they do.”

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