Handball it, you idiot!”
It’s taking a little bit of getting used to, this new-look Arsene Wenger.
Ever since the man turned 60 last year, he seems to have taken on a rather dubious new lease of life. One that allows him to do a spot of effing and jeffing in press conferences. That sees him turning up to matches dressed like a local Seven Sisters glue sniffer. And that dictates that he speaks his mind at all times, no matter what.
Talking about Everton’s decision to play on after Denilson went down injured on Saturday, the Arsenal boss said this (as reported in today’s Telegraph):
“I wasn’t upset that Everton played on.”
“I said to Denilson that if that happens you have to commit a handball. I’m very serious.”
“If you go down and there hasn’t been a foul, you cannot ask Everton to stop their counter attack and not score. So, if you go down like that, at least put your hand on the ball and it’s a free kick.”
In other Wenger related news, he is apparently in no particular hurry to get a new contract sorted out with the club, despite having only 18 months left on the current one.
“I am giving myself a bit of time to think.”
Hmmm, might Wenger be pickling his football brain in a big jar and hanging up his lab coat in the not-too-distant future?