Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger threatened to walk out on reporters during Thursday’s press conference ahead of Manchester United clash, insisting it was “depressing” and “boring” that his decision to play David Ospina over Petr Cech in the Champions League defeat at home to Olympiakos had been criticized.
When the Arsenal boss was asked whether Jose Mourinho was right in claiming he was the only Premier League manager not under pressure the Frenchman appeared to show signs of tension by saying;
“Stop that story or we stop the press conference. Do not come always back with that same story. I think you lack a bit of creativity in the press at the moment and you follow a bandwagon. It’s very boring.
“I don’t go along with that (criticism). If you have an interesting question I will answer but apart from that let’s not always come back to the same story. Come to the game on Sunday and you will see who’s in the goal.
“I think you have not watched well the game on Tuesday night. To come always with the same story. You can put the goalkeeper you want in the goal. He can make a mistake and you have to accept that.
“If you watched really the game and you come to the conclusion we lost because of Ospina I question your knowledge in football.”
Arsenal have come in for fierce criticism following their defeat against the Greek champions Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions league but Wenger was defiant about the opinions voiced by various pundits, including former Arsenal players.