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Wenger furious at Stoke tackling




Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has accused Stoke of overly aggressive tactics after injuries to two of his players in the Gunners' 2-1 defeat on Saturday.


Wenger condemned Rory Delap and Ryan Shawcross after Theo Walcott and Emmanuel Adebayor were both hurt.


"Do you think Delap tried to play the ball when he tackled Walcott?


"Or that Shawcross tried to play the ball when he tackled Adebayor off the pitch?" Wenger told a Champions League press conference on Tuesday.


Stoke City chairman Peter Coates strongly rejected claims that his team deliberately set out to injure opponents.


"I'm very disappointed because I don't think that's the case at all," Coates told BBC Radio Stoke.


"We don't play like that. We are not that sort of team.


"I'm sure that none of our players would deliberately go out to injure anyone, so it is most disappointing to hear someone like Arsene Wenger make that comment but that is up to him."



We will have to stick our foot in and tackle and then play our football when we have the ball



Walcott (shoulder) and Adebayor (ankle) will both miss Wednesday evening's Champions League match against Fenerbache at the Emirates Stadium as a result of their injuries.


And Adebayor is also certain to miss Saturday's Premier League match against champions Manchester United.


With critics accusing Arsenal of lacking enough bravery in the tackle following the defeat at the Britannia Stadium, Wenger launched a staunch defence of his team.


"I am not ready to listen to things that are untrue and make people who are cowards, for me, look brave," said the Gunners boss.


"I read that my team were not brave," he said.


"All I can say is they are brave and, for me, you need to have more courage to play football when you know that someone is tackling you from behind without any intention to play the ball.


"The only intention is to hurt you and I can show some tackles where I can prove what I say. The one who is tackling is not the brave one.


"For me the brave one is the player who is trying to play football."



Wenger also alleged that this is not the first time teams have used physical tactics to upset Arsenal's free-flowing football while striker Nicklas Bendtner insists the Gunners are no pushovers.


"We know that other teams have that gameplan but so do we. If other teams are physical we can deal with that," he said.


"We have just got to think of our own game and the way we play. If we do that well enough that should be enough to win the games.


"If teams want to kick us we will deal with that and still come out on top. We will have to stick our foot in and tackle and then play our football when we have the ball."


Delap denied that he set out to hurt Walcott.


"It was more of a tired tackle," Delap told BBC Sport on Saturday.


"I thought I was going to get the ball, but he is that sort of player.


"He was too quick for me and I think he has taken a bad fall on his shoulder, so I wish him all the best and I will try to get to see him."

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He's right to a degree.


But if Arsenal had won instead of lost i doubt he'd moan as much.

What he doesn't understand is that teams like stoke can't afford to play FOOTBALL against a team like Arsenal, many teams have tried it in the past and ended walking off the park after a very heavy defeat so to go and play rough Arsenal will always come off second best as they are all neat fancy dans that prefer to keep it on the ground and avoid tackles.


Also even if they did win he'd still say because the tackles were poor but noticed he isna mentioning what Adebayor done to shawcross before he got him back but to be fair to shawcross he was probably too far into the game that he never realised they were off of the pitch as for the tackles on Walcott that was just unlcuky.

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Saw few of the tackles last night and couple of them were a disgrace.


But Whinger playing the mind games and will no doubt work to Arsenals advantage in coming games as refs will feel pressured. Same kind of thing as Fergie does and Jose used to down south.

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wont be long till this game is a non contact sport with the amount of whinging that goes on.


what has happened to all the men that used to play football. they seem to have been replaced with nancy boys


Spot on VDA.


If you have a copy of England v Scotland at Wembley 1967 you will see some real football players.

Jack Charlton played most of the game up front because he got injured early on and could hardly walk.

I just can't imagine todays piffy lot playing on with a hair oot o place never mind injury.


Minijc, also correct and Wenger needs to accept that " inferior " teams will use any tactic at their disposal to combat a multi millionaire team that are cleary more skillful. It is their duty to attempt to make it a more even playing field.


Just possibly we need to see a new 6 team British League, so that everyone else can get on with playing the game.

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