Wenger slated for rudeness

Arsene Wenger has been slated after his staggeringly rude responses to a BBC journalist in a post-match interview.

The Frenchman was talking to seasoned football commentator Jacqui Oatley following Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Hull — and repeatedly criticised both Oatley and her questions in a gruesomely patronising manner.

“So you feel you didn’t win the game because they didn’t come out of their half enough?” asked Oatley, attempting to sum up Wenger’s complaints about Hull sitting back and defending.

“I didn’t say that,” he retorted. “You don’t listen very well.”

The next question received similar treatment.

“Two wins out of eight matches in the Premier League this season. Who or what do you think is to blame for that?” asked Oatley .

“Why do you always want to blame people?” Wenger came back with — showing fairly that if anybody wasn’t listening carefully, it was Wenger himself.

He then added a few more comments about “trying our best” before finishing with, “I don’t understand the question.”

A more meaningful answer — “we’ve conceded too many goals” — did eventually come after Oatley followed up.

But that in itself sparked yet another incredible exchange: Oatley asked Wenger about the Gunners fans who have been vociferous in their criticism that the club did not bolster the defence in the summer.

“You have been at the game today, I don’t know why you would come up with such a question when you’ve have seen the game today,” he said.

Wenger’s sneering responses — which you can see in the video on the BBC website, attracted a massive backlash on social media.


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