Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams boring and depressing punditry

The Arsenal manager is fed up of criticism from former pros.

Arsenal have had a week to forget in the Champions League. Following on from their loss against Dinamo Zagreb in their opening fixture of the competition they lost to Olympiakos at home 3-2 on Tuesday night.

That result leaves them needing to get something from ties against the in-form Bayern Munich if they are to have any realistic chance of making it into the second round.

One of the main talking points after the game was the goalkeeping situation at Arsenal. Arsene Wenger dropped Petr Cech for the game, giving Colombian David Ospina the start instead.

The former Nice man then thanked his boss for the opportunity by dropping a corner in his own net.

It had pundits galore criticising Wenger for the decision to play Ospina over the more experienced Cech.

But Wenger has today bit back. In his weekly press conference he stated:

"One pundit says something on television and all behind that they repeat exactly the same thing. It is quite boring because nobody came out with numbers of this game where the game was won and lost.

"It's quite depressing to read that and to hear that, to all come just to the same conclusion and not watch well what has gone on on the pitch."


Strong words from Wenger. The Arsenal boss is often in the firing line from pundits and the press but on this occasion he was probably right to be criticised.

In future, he should probably just stick with Cech.

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