White Hart Lane coach has history with Emirates boss.
Tottenham Hotspur coach Clive Allen was trying to “goad” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over the handshake that never happened during the north London derby.
That is the view of former Gunners defender Martin Keown who knows there is history between the pair.
The duo clashed after the final whistle at White Hart Lane with Spurs securing a 2-1 victory over their fiercest rivals.
“He refused to shake my hand,” Allen said. “He says he didn’t see me or hear me – but he’s two bob he is, two bob.”
But Keown claims the Spurs development coach was trying to goad Wenger and believes Allen should have known better.
“I think there’s a little bit of history with Clive Allen,” Keown said.
“A few times in the past, and I’ve been privy to it, he’s goaded Arsene Wenger, certainly in Martin Jol’s time (as manager at Tottenham).
“I think Wenger was just trying to avoid him really, feeling as he was after that game, and I think Clive was just trying to push the point.
“He wanted a bit of eye contact because he’s just won a game or just been part of the team that’s won a game. Clive should know better really.
“You’re looking for him to be above all that, let’s hope he is in the future.”