Arsene Wenger started the Arsenal vs Man Utd FA Cup game early today with some finely tuned barbed comments against the Lord of the Ferg. It looks like the Old Trafford matchup will be a tie fought in the violent world of management mind games as well as on the pitch, with Arsene claiming that United’s mid season sojourn to Saudi Arabia may have blunted their skills. Wenger said:
“You switch off when you are away in a different country. So the focus could go a little bit.
“In the short term you can suffer as you need time to adjust.”
So will Arsene’s mind games provoke a response from Old Trafford?