Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responds to Alisher Usmanov criticism

After Arsenal’s second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov suggested manager Arsene Wenger was making the same mistakes of the past, Wenger has told the 61-year-old was wrong to run to the media, reports

Sky Sports.

Usmanov said the Gunners boss was holding back the club, suggesting his exit would be good for all parties involved. He added that the Frenchman needs to accept that he continues to make mistakes that are hampering the club. But Wenger believes the 61-year-old needs to choose which side of the fence he is on.

“Over the 18 years I’ve been here I’ve shown I can take criticism, and everybody has the right to an opinion. Having said that, we have values at this club. We show solidarity in a difficult patch, and when we have something to say to each other we say it face to face – we don’t need to go to the newspapers. When you’re from this club you’re from this club. You’re in or out – you cannot be both,” he said.

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