Arsenal Arsene Wenger Hits Back Following Alisher Usmanov Criticism

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Emirates Stadium boss unhappy with comments made by major shareholder.

Arsene Wenger has responded to Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov following his public criticism of the French boss according to talkSPORT.

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Usmanov, who owns 30% of the north London club, believes Wenger should invest in all areas of his squad and feels the long serving manager should learn from his mistakes.

Wenger seemingly isn’t happy with his comments, stating;

“First of all, in the 18 years I have been here I have shown that I can take criticism.

“Everybody has the right to have an opinion. Having said that, we have values at this club. The first one is when we go through a difficult patch, we show solidarity.

“That is a very important one. The second one is that, when you have something to say to each other, we say it face to face. We don’t need to go to the newspapers.

“I don’t take it personally at all. It is an opinion that I respect but when you’re from this club, you’re from this club. You’re in or out, you cannot be both.”

Arsenal fans will have little sympathy for Wenger at this juncture with the Gunners once again well off the Premier League title pace after back to back defeats.

Last term Wenger secured an FA Cup triumph that brought an end to a nine year silverware drought but that may have only bought the manager time and failure to secure, at the very least, a top four finish this season could lead to the sack for the 65 year old boss.

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