Arsene Wenger says the abuse he’s received this season has been a disgrace and directed criticism at the decision makers at Arsenal, seemingly for the way they’ve wavered over making a decision about his future.
In the aftermath of the club’s failure to secure Champions League football, Wenger claimed that the uncertainty as to whether he’d be offered a new contract had affected the mood in the camp.
“I don’t mind criticism because we are in a public job,” he told BBC Sport’s Football Focus before Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.
“I believe there’s a difference between being criticised and being treated in a way that human beings don’t deserve.”
He added: “The lack of respect from some has been a disgrace and I will never accept that. I will never forget it.
“The behaviour of some people during the season, that is what hurts me most. It’s not my person that is hurt but the impeccable image of the club around the world. That kind of behaviour does not reflect what Arsenal is.
“A strong club is a club that makes a decision. It is wrong that in modern society it is not a question of whether a decision is right but whether it is popular. That has nothing to do with competence. People with responsibility have to make the right decision.”
We’re in the pub at the moment…but make of that what you will. Pretty bold stuff just hours before the FACup Final.
You can watch the full interview here – http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40069681