London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described continued criticism of his side as “very, very, very, very boring” and threatened to walk out of a press conference when questioned about Jose Mourinho.
The Gunners were beaten 3-2 by Olympiacos on Tuesday, when stand-in goalkeeper David Ospina dropped a corner over the line and the defence then conceded a third goal immediately after equalising.
Arsenal — who next face a double-header against Group F leaders Bayern Munich — came in for heavy criticism from both media and pundits alike, with former Manchester United captain Roy Keane labelling the team as “weak”, “soft” and “lacking winners”.
“You come to the game, you judge the game and you assess if I am right or wrong. I never critiqued that, I accept your judgement of how the team played and your assessment, but I don’t have to give you all the information I have to make my decisions,” the Arsenal manager said.
“I make the decision that is right on the day and I am accountable on the results of my team and the way we play football.”
When pressed to respond to the comments of Chelsea boss Mourinho that there was only one manager in the Premier League not under pressure, Wenger curtly replied: “Look, stop that story or we stop the press conference.”