Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is not an angel and he was relieved to end a difficult week on a high.
Arsene Wenger earlier critisized when he refused shaking hands with Mark Hughes, the manager of Manchester City, after his team was knocked out of the Carling Cup this week.
His lack of sportsmanship was spoken by many of his fellow managers, but Wenger did his duty with Tony Pulis after his squad defeated Stoke City by 2-0.
Arsene Wenger said, “It is a relief after the week I have had. And it is a relief for the team, especially. I want the team to be successful. The defeat against Chelsea and Sunderland was hard to take and I will not talk about the Carling Cup.”
He also added further, “I am not an angel. I do not want to say that. I explained what I did and why I did it and I maintain what I did. I do not want to make too much of a fuss about it. I never spoke about any other manager after the game in the press conference of his behaviour. I just said that the ceremony of courtesy is important but the real courtesy is more important than the ceremony.”
The boss said he is not convinced about midfielder Andriy Arshavin when he tried to fill the boots of injured striker Robin van Persie.
He told to the media, “I am convinced that Arshavin has good body power, movement and technique. It worked today. When it works they like it. He could have had two or three goals. Overall he did very well. I don’t know if he is the answer to Van Persie’s absence. I have to try it away from home.”
He added that he had many technical players around him and all of them penetrated from deep positions. He further mentioned that at this moment he and his team did not had too much choice and the win was needed.