Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Arsenal boss slams Wolves

Arsenal boss slams Wolves

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has slammed Wolves for their team selection against Manchester United.

Wenger very rarely needs a reason to complain about things, so it's hardly surprising to read his views on Wolves team selection.

'We will have to compete with Manchester United over 37 games instead of 38,' Wenger told the BBC.

'I believe it is a problem for the international credibility of the Premier League, but it is not my problem, it is a Premier League problem.'

However Wolves next opponents Burnley were actually much more understanding with manager Owen Coyle adding: 'Mick McCarthy is an outstanding manager and fantastic man, somebody I have a lot of time for.

'He has done a fantastic job at Wolves and does what he sees fit for Wolverhampton.'

Vital Wolves Comment: Perhaps if Arsenal had picked up the win against Burnley he would have been in a better mood for the post match press conference?

This website is 100% by the fans and we are looking for people to help out on Vital Wolves. We need writers, match reporters and forum moderators. Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well, why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.

Follow us on

twitter.com/VitalWolves

and poke us on

facebook.com/VitalWolves

Bookmark and Share



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Akela
Date:Thursday December 17 2009
Time: 1:00PM

Comments

0
This is an ill informed article responding to the headlines and not really bothering to find out what was said or the context in which it was said. Rather than being in a bad mood his remark was really just a good humoured poke at ManU. Wenger knows about fielding weaker sides having put out the youngest team ever to appear in the CL in our last encounter. Don't believe the sensationalised reports - watch the press conference for yourself and decide whether he was really slamming Wolves: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1236563/VIDEO-Arsenal-boss-Arsene-Wenger-blasts-Wolves-wrecking-Premier-League-credibility-Manchester-United-farce.html?ITO=1490
Amos.
17/12/2009 13:10:00
0
I've seen the comments on Sky Sports News thanks. No matter what context he was giving his view in, there are very few ways you can view the comment: 'I believe it is a problem for the international credibility of the Premier League'.
Akela
17/12/2009 13:14:00
0
Take anything in isloation and you can take any view you want to if that's what you want to do but join it all up and what he's saying is that it isn't a problem for him but it might affect the way that some outside the league view the competition. The bigger problem he claims is the way fixtures are arranged. Compared to some of the criticism of McCarthy's actions on this very site, including your own, what Wenger is saying is really quite mild. You've 'slammed' McCarthy far harder than Wenger has done.
Amos.
17/12/2009 13:24:00
0
The difference there Amos is that I doubt very few people care about my view on the subject, where as they may be more interested in what Arsene Wenger has said.
Akela
17/12/2009 13:27:00
0
All the more reason for you to want to reflect what was said more accurately than the gutter press then. Don't underestimate the power of blogosphere - your voice will be heard somewhere! Certainly heard quite clearly in the cheap side of North London at the weekend - much to our delight.
Amos.
17/12/2009 13:38:00
0
In regards to Spurs you may find a thread on our forum to include some interesting debate..
Akela
17/12/2009 13:48:00
0
In regards to Wenger, it's more down to a persons own interpretation of what Wenger said rather than reporting accurately. His comment 'I believe it is a problem for the international credibility of the Premier League', is slamming Wolves, be it his own opinion on whether Wolves are weakening the credibility of the league, or whether he believes others will see it that way.
Akela
17/12/2009 13:51:00
0
Absolutely lucridous, the way you approached the game. I agree with Wenger on this one (Heaven forbid!!!)
JT_daniel
17/12/2009 15:34:00
0
Well Done Mick McCarthy I say...! 1st XI were exhausted and the confidence was given a boost at White Hart Lane...... So why send them out at 80% and watch the cofidence drain away again????? Like Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea & all other teams we have a squad, if the squad needs rotating then so be it! As for McCarthy putting a "Weaker" team out - Well on paper yes, but in terms of stamina and fitness levels at the time I believe that he did put out the "Stronger" team. WTID
JamoDaWolf
17/12/2009 16:41:00
0
Typical Wenger moan moan moan. Just cos he can't win the league anymore. Sad and very bitter. That said, what the hell was McCarthy thinking with this selection. Idiot.
jinkin jimmy dimmock
17/12/2009 20:18:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Vital Preview - Championship, 20th-21st Jan 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Millwall Return For Wallace

Jed Wallace has completed a loan exit from Wolves with the former Portsmouth midfielder returning to Millwall - which could become permanent - for a second spell.

Wolves Confirm Weimann Loan

Andreas Weimann - who worked with Paul Lambert at Aston Villa - has joined Wolves on loan from Championship rivals Derby until the end of the season.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wolves
Write For Vital Wolves
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Suggested By:
Wolves win0%
Norwich win100%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf6
The Vital Football Members League