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Arsene Wenger, An Odious Whingebag!

Arsene Wenger, An Odious Whingebag!

Arsene Wenger is surely one of the most odious characters in the world of football management? His nickname of Arsene Whinger is certainly well earnt, the man has no grace or sportsmanship at all.

Yesterday v Villa he was at his whinging best then he wonders why the crowd and manager reacted to him.

His gesticulation was taken to another level, I know passions run high but for the love of Paul McGrath, grow up Arsene.

The under pressure Arsenal boss, quoted in a report by Janine Self of The Sun, accused Martin O'Neill of intimidating the referee. BLIMEY, that is rich from one of the very worst in the game! If things go against his team he sees everything, if they go for Arsenal he comes out with the 'I didn't see it' knowing full well they lucked out.

Whinger said: 'I know how it works here. At half-time the ref gets stick, in the second half a 50-50 decision goes the other way. I waited at half-time to see what happened and I was not disappointed. There is nothing more to explain. I had no discussion with O’Neill. You should ask him about that. The dugouts are close together.'

He also says the penalty was the turning point. Well, having watched it now on the highlights, it was a cast iron penalty and there should have been no complaints from the whingebag!

Martin O'Neill confirmed to the press that assistant manager John Robertson spoke to the ref at half time but added the disagreement on the touchline was 'much ado about nothing'!

He said: 'The referee did not give a foul against Gabriel Agbonlahor and was all of three yards away' {which then led to their goal I think}. Bet Arsene didn't see that though. What a berk!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday December 27 2008
Time: 10:18AM


What a blinkered, sad little man. I used to think he really knew what he was doing, but I'm beginning to think he's really lost it. The pressure seems to have really affected him. If he carries on like this 4th is more and more likely for Villa.
27/12/2008 10:36:00
His interview with Sky after the game reminded me of a sulky little school boy pouting because he didn't get his own way. Horrible bloke, he has no grace or sportsmanship about him, which is a shame as he is very obviously a good manager.
The Fear
27/12/2008 10:36:00
in interviews O'Neill summarises the game fairly and accurately. He admits if we are not at our best. Wenger can't bare to admit when his team are outplayed. he is so bitter. i enjoyed zat's goal more than almost any villa goal in ages. in thine face mr wingebag
27/12/2008 11:06:00
Wenger stands on TV and claims to never see anything when his team transgress, yet everyone else cheats, Eboue threw himself all over the floor yesterday and when he didnt get his way shot up running like sprinter, vile team, vile manager
27/12/2008 11:14:00
Wenger is entitled to give his opinion on things. Every other manager is allowed this basic courtesy so why have a go at him when he choses to criticize a decision? Wenger's problem is he has been too open and willing to answer the press in the past and they have twisted his words round to wound him. I used to think Villa fans were pretty fair but you're no better than your Birmingham cousins really.
Wyn Mills
27/12/2008 11:24:00
Fair? Neither yourself, Wenger, or Arsenal would know what fair was if it bit you on the ass. Oh hang on, it did! It wouldn't have been 'fair' if Arsenal had travelled back to London with 3 points last night. Villa faught hard for 94 minutes and created chance after chance after chance, but STILL didn't give up. Fair??? You can shove it.
27/12/2008 11:32:00
WM - even you have to admit we were the better side yesterday? So why can't AW come out and say that, and that a point was a good result in the end? Instead of which he blames all and sundry for his, and his own teams, failings. Opinion is one thing, blind obstinacy is another. Seems like you've been going to the Whinger school of diplomacy.
27/12/2008 11:37:00
We got completely outplayed by Chelsea and beaten. We all accepted it,and praised chelsea for how good they were. We got a lucky win against West Ham. We were delighted but admitted West Ham were unfortunate. Yesterday, except for a 20 min spell after half time, we were clearly the better team and showed great spirit and skill to earn a draw from 2-0 down. The first goal was an obvious penalty, but what do we hear from Wenger? Moan, moan, moan. Robertson spoke to the ref and the crowd were too noisy and influenced him? Perhaps he should be looking at why, two minutes into injury time, there were more attackers than defenders in the Arsenal box? Any respect for Wenger (who has been a great manager) has slowly been eroded with his constant whinging. He has reached the stage of being an embarassment to one of Englands great traditional clubs. PS Also very proud that we had NINE English players in our line up for an ENGLISH Premier League match. (Still like Laursen, Carew, Cuellar and Bouma back asap though!)
27/12/2008 11:51:00
I dont know why you choose to pick up on the small unimportant things like what wenger said. Your manager had to be held back by someone because he couldnt control himself. You deserved to win in the first half and be out of sight. We sucker punched you twice and then gave away a stupid penalty. From there on in it was backs against the wall and you got an equalizer which overall was the minimum you deserved. Gabby is a geat player but whinges as much as any player i have seen before. I was sitting 5 rows from the front and he gave so much verbal abuse to the linesman it was embarassing. Overall i think you guys will give us a good run for 4th place. Good luck for the rest of the season
27/12/2008 12:15:00
As usual it's another case of people falling for the written headlines of the red tops. I don't see in any of Arsene's quotes where he says that MO'N intimdated the referee, just that the referee got some stick, which he did from players, fans and staff as he waked off the pitch. And at no point did Wenger whinge about the penalty just said that it was the turning point of the game, which it clearly was. And going by the replays it wasn't as clear cut as you might think, but that's just my opinion. As for Arsene's interview after the game, he was rightly p**sed off and didn't want to talk to that moron Geoff Shreeves. We were incredibly lucky to not go in 4-0 down at half time, but you were incredibly lucky not to be 4-0 with half an hour left, 2-2 was probaby the right result, but it still stings despite our shocking first haf performance. That said I'm still disapointed that you have been sucked in by the red top rubbish.
27/12/2008 12:17:00
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