Arsenal manager criticises Nani showboating

It may have delighted the Old Trafford crowd on Saturday, but The Times reports that Arsene Wenger was none-too pleased with the mazy dribble of Nani during the second-half of Arsenal’s game against Manchester United. With the game safely won, the winger decided to show off a few skills to the United faithful, until being shackled by the likes of Flamini and Gallas.

“Some of our guys were upset that he [Nani] did that,” Gilberto, the Arsenal midfield player, said. “They have calmed down now. It was important for us that we didn’t lose control and lose another man [after Emmanuel Eboué’s dismissal]. I spoke to him and told him it wasn’t necessary for him to do that. I told him he could get a bad kick doing that. But I don’t think any of our players would kick him too hard.”

Where do you stand on this issue? Was it right for the United youngster to give the paying public some entertainment or was it just rude and disrespectful. Which is worse – pleasing the crowd or allowing thousands of fans to make the journey north on a Saturday evening and produce a pathetic display of football? – Sports blog, Football blog offering Football news

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