Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at David Moyes, accusing the Everton boss of breaking the unwritten rule between managers after the Scotsman criticised Cesc Fabregas of foul and abusive language against the match officials on Tuesday night.
Speaking after Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over the Toffees on Tuesday night, Moyes said: “Cesc Fabregas should have been sent-off for his comments about the officials coming out of the tunnel. It was disgusting. I won’t be repeating it but maybe someone will for you.”
The Daily Mail later reported that the Gunners captain accused the officials of taking bribes when walking down the tunnel at half time.
But yesterday Wenger criticised the Moyes of making the whole thing up: “I believe it is wrong for Moyes to come out on what he pretends to have heard in the tunnel. If I come out with what I have heard in the tunnel in the last 10 years, you would be amazed. There is a rule in our job to never come out with what is said in the heat of the moment. That is usually respected by everybody.”
Wenger added: “Look at the facts. On what kind of accusation do you go against Cesc? The officials say nothing happened. I say nothing happened, and I was next to the referee, and just because a statement comes out [from Moyes] which doesn’t even say what Cesc is supposed to have said, you have to create a whole fuss about that.”
Transfer window unfair.
Arsene Wenger has defended his lack of spending in the January transfer window and has revealed that he is against splashing the cash in the winter because it is unfair.
The winter transfer period saw the sales of Fernando Torres and David Luiz to Chelsea and Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez to Liverpool for large fees whereas the Gunners failed to bring in any players, despite being heavily linked to several defenders throughout the month.
The Frenchman told the club’s official website: “I am against the transfer period in the middle of the season because I feel it is unfair. I don’t find it right.
“If you look at it, some teams have already played some teams twice and others not at all.
“You can question the fairness of the league and the way the fixtures are organised considering that you have a real transfer market opening in January.”
Supporters Trust influence.
Arsenal fansite Le Grove has revealed that the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust has had an effect on the club’s attitude towards the Carling Cup this season.
The Trust recently held a survey between Gooners and the general consensus amongst fans was that they were disappointed in the contempt the team has shown towards the competition in recent years.
The survey was later passed around the club and eventually reached Arsene Wenger and is believed to have encouraged the manager to field a strong team in the cup, eventually reaching the final.
Arsenal have reaped the benefits of their new found policy on the competition as they are in contention of picking up a clean sweep of trophies this season, competing for the Premier League title, FA Cup and Champions League as well as the Carling Cup.