Wenger tells us something we already knew!
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed what many fans have always suspected – his view of controversial incidents is not always obstructed.
Wenger is notorious for claiming not to have seen certain incidents, often when one of his players is accused of committing a foul.
“At times I saw it, and I said I didn’t to protect the player,” said the 59-year-old Frenchman.
“It’s because I could not find any rational explanation to defend him.”
Wenger’s reaction to post-match questioning over incidents when his players may have been in the wrong usually brings a wry smile to the face of fans and his admission will come as little surprise.
But he insists he does it for the good of his players and provides them with the benefit of the doubt.
“This is a job where you have to have an optimistic view of human nature or you become paranoid,” he added.
“You always have to think that a guy wants to do well.
“A coach is there to help. He must think that if he helps in the correct way the players will respond. You cannot be suspicious.”(BBC Sport)
Good to hear a manager admitting that he does on occasion bend the truth to suit his own version of events! Clearly this is part and parcel of the job, lying to back the team up is all right in my book!