“A couple of years later I got my revenge when Roy Hodgson, then the manager of Fulham, was instrumental in helping us snatch the defender, Chris Smalling, away from Arsenal”.
“I watched the game again and it’s better I don’t talk too much because there are a few incidents that were quite surprising in this game and were treated lightly”.
He said: “Ten years ago I said to my wife (Annie), “Five more years and that’s all“, and I am still here”. It’s just hard to understand.
“I have watched the game again”.
Despite initially reprimanding Gabriel for his actions in retaliating, Wenger has since backtracked by stating that the Brazilian “did not do a lot” to warrant a straight red card.
Gabriel could still face a suspension and fine from the FA should he be held to account for failing to leave the field of play immediately after being shown a red card. I know he is not a big goalkeeper but he makes the saves, you see the gaps but he gets there. They could ill-afford a third loss tonight, with disciplinary issues dogging a side who had lost three players in their past two games.
Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening.
The 65-year-old manager is still expected to support Annie financially. The only time it really works is when the No1 is playing well, certain of his place and doesn’t mind standing aside.
However, if a team does not spend the money to bring in more attackers, how is that team supposed to score goals and win titles? “Before I went to Arsenal, I had the choice of Man United or Arsenal“.
“He is a fighter and he is a victor as well”.
Wenger will be missing several key players for this tie, but Arsenal has the squad depth to cope with it. Giroud may start as lone striker in place of Walcott.