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Wenger Hits Back at Unai Emery Over Comments on Arsenal



Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has hit back at his successor at the Emirate Stadium, Unai Emery after the Spaniard claimed he inherited the club in decline.

Emery took over from Wenger who spent 22 years at the club and left in 2018.

Emery had gotten Wenger frustrated when he said that, “Arsenal was a club on a downward slope for two years before I arrived.”

“We stopped this fall and even began to rebuild the club with the Europa League final and fifth place in the league…” he told France Football.

The Spaniard, who was sacked after a miserable reign in November, offended Wenger by his comments.

Wenger dismissed that assertion in response, pointing to their regular finishes in the Premier League top four, as well as their 2017 FA Cup triumph.

The Frenchman said at the Laureus World Spirts Award, “In 2017 we made 75 points and won the FA Cup so you cannot say that [Arsenal were in decline] and the year before [2016] we finished second in the league.

“2018 was my last year but it is very difficult to come out on that.

“Arsenal is a club that is in a very strong position financially. It has good players, after that when you are a manager you have to stand up for what you do and your result and not look around you.

“That is the only thing you can do.”

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