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Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager hits back at Gary Neville

Arsene Wenger has accused Gary Neville and other TV pundits of not doing enough research before giving their opinions

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  play Arsene Wenger in resposne says he is trying to do his best (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
  play Ggary Neville brands Wenger as 'arrogant' (Skysports)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville after the ex-Manchester United defender branded him 'arrogant and naive'.

Ahead of the Arsenal's goalless draw with LiverpoolNeville branded Wenger as 'naive and arrogant' for refusing to replace the players of his last title winning squad.

Neville opined that Wenger refusal to be active in the transfer window is the reason he had failed to win the league title since 2004.

"I think it’s arrogance. I really do," Neville said on Sky Sports.

"To think that you are not going to adapt your team, to change to impact on the other teams that you’re playing against and their strengths.

"It is either naive or arrogance, because they keep losing this way. (If it is) belief, it is misheld belief." 

Speaking in response to Neville's statement, Wenger accused TV pundits of not doing enough research before giving their opinions.

"You know in football you have to accept that anybody can be right," said Wenger.

"The only thing I want is that when people have opinions, it is documented and worked out before, especially when it is football specialists.

  play Gary Neville says players like Patrick Viera are needed at Arsenal (AFP/Getty Images)


"I accept you can be right and I can be wrong.

"But what you do not want is just an opinion that comes out just because you feel like that.

"I watch sometimes, the guy doesn't talk about the game — he tells you his life and what he thinks about football.

"At the end, I don't know the players who have played on the pitch because the guys don't comment on the game.

"I am not against opinion, people can say they don't think Arsenal are good enough.

"What is a concern is that it puts pressure on players.

"People who have been in the game, I love that they go on television, but what I would like is for them to help people to love football even more.

"The first mission is to educate people."

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