By Chris Wright
“F**k you, you f**king f**k-faced f**ker!”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that his captain, Cesc Fabregas, has been made the subject of a witch hunt over the ‘unrepeatable comments’ he may or may not have made to the match officials at half-time during the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Everton at the Emirates on Tuesday evening.
Quite the nasty little bugger when he wants to be, is our Cesc.
Any road up, speaking at a media conference – when asked if he though Fabregas had been subjected to a ‘witch hunt’, Wenger replied:
“Yes. We are long enough in the job to know that somebody picks on you for a while, and you are in the heat of the moment but, for me, what is most important is that the player himself behaves well.
“When Cesc is on the pitch, he tries to play football – I cannot say everybody who plays against him tries to do that.
“For example, some people reproach him for not exchanging shirts with a player after the game – but I hope he will not exchange shirts with players who try to kick him for 90 minutes and them come to say ‘please can I get your shirt’ – I think that is a normal and natural reaction.”
Wenger continued, berating his Everton counterpart David Moyes (who very much didn’t get sacked yesterday) for flagging up Fabregas’ conduct during his post-match interview:
“I believe that it is wrong for Moyes to come out on what he pretends to have heard in the tunnel. If I come out with what I have heard in the tunnel is the last 10 years, you would be amazed.
“I think there is a rule in our job to never come out with what is said in the heat of the moment. That usually is respected by everybody.
“Cesc has not been charged, so this story for me is over.”
The Frenchman also confirmed that ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianksi will fly to Germany for surgery on his dislocated shoulder today, thus bringing a premature end to his season.