Paul Merson has slammed his former manager Arsene Wenger after yet another defensive disaster against Swansea…
Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has branded Arsene Wenger “childish” in the latest chapter of an ongoing spat between the two, reports the Mirror.
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Merson was highly critical of Wenger following the Gunners’ capitulation and consequential 3-3 draw in the Champions League against Anderlecht, which drew an equally critical reaction from the Frenchman.
Wenger dismissed the comments as a “joke”, and claimed he was not interested in Paul Merson’s opinion as he had never managed at the highest level.
The ex-Arsenal midfielder has hit back once again, revealing his surprise at Wenger’s response.
“I think it’s childish he’s had a dig at me. Not interested in Paul Merson? He was begging me to stay when he offered me a new contract,” he said.
“I was surprised when I saw what he’d said about me. It shocked me. It’s weird.”
This ongoing war of words comes in the midst of an Arsenal defensive crisis, with the Premier League side throwing away a three goal advantage against their Belgian opposition in midweek.
That was followed this weekend by the Gunners surrendering yet another lead, Alexis Sanchez’s first half goal wiped out by a quick fire double from Swansea pair Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis.