Huge: Arsene Wenger labels English players masters in something they won’t be too proud of


Arsene Wenger was questioned about the eradication of diving and his thoughts about the matter and the Frenchman was quite cheeky on his answers.

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Ahead of the North London Derby, the Gunners manager has taken the opposite pole of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino regarding diving.

Diving has been a nuisance in the game of football and that has excelled in recent years. We have seen many players dive to trick their opponents and the referee unfairly, Mauricio Pochettino was asked about that and the Spurs boss defended it saying that the trick is also required in the game of football.

But Arsene Wenger was quick to his stance that diving must have to be eliminated from the game.

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Wenger is not in the same page with Mauricio Pochettino

“Yes, I don’t encourage them to dive at all. But if you look at the situation, I think when sometimes you do not want to provoke a dive as well. Sometimes you want your players to be intelligent, they have played a little bit with the rules, they make more of it on the penalty case. Every striker will do that. They extend a little bit the rules,” Wenger said when he was asked about what he says to his players.
The Gunners manager also said that the decision making is up to the referees but admitted also that it can be very difficult to give a decision at that rapid pace.
But the French manager had to add a bit more stick to the English players as well, especially we can assume the Tottenham player Dele Alli ahead of the Derby. Saying his thoughts on the comments of Pochettino, Wenger said that he wasn’t sure if the Argentine apologized for the dive.

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The Arsenal boss has been a stalwart in English football
“No. We have to get the diving out of the game. I remember there were tremendous cases here when foreign players did it but I must say the English players have learned very quickly and they might even be the masters now,” he added.