Being in the public eye is tough, your every word analysed for hidden meaning and twisted to suit the agenda of that bastardly media.
In this case, not so much according to 45 Minutes Each Way…
“I never said he should definitely go to the World Cup, I just said that I would be happy if he did go. Was he ready? He is playing against Aston Villa and that is no harder than playing against Costa Rica or Ecuador or a side like that.”
Either Wenger’s knows something about Costa Rica and Ecuador that we don’t, or he’s not quite as optimistic about Martin O’Neill’s as the rest of us.