Feb 22

Wenger & Pulis pull out of pre-match press conferences

Stoke boss Tony Pulis and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have decided against holding their usual pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have endured a torrid relationship with Pulis’ team since their promotion to the top flight of English football and have gone down to two defeats to the Potters since 2008.

Daily Mirror journalist John Cross revealed the strange news this morning, saying that it’s both “mystifying and disappointing” as to why neither manager wanted to take part in the conferences.

Wenger welcomes back Theo Walcott for tomorrow’s game, who has been passed fit despite a hamstring scare against Leyton Orient at the weekend.

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10 Responses to “Wenger & Pulis pull out of pre-match press conferences”

  1. Steven says:

    And so what? As long as we go out there and get the 3 points, who cares if there was a press conference!

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  2. Soji says:

    I actually think thats a fantastic move by AW. I’ve always wondered why he does not do this more often.

    We all know fully well that AW always answers every question put to him and undoubtedly only negative questions or should I say questions that would bring an answer in which a negative spin can be taken would be asked by journos prior to a game with stoke so I am actually quite pleased he isn’t doing a pre game press conference.

    It would just have fed the media, stoke and even the referees (they too read the newspapers) with too much to use as a stick against us going to what is a very important 3 points. Note I did not say game.

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  3. Arse&Nose© says:

    Agree with Soji, Wenger needs to do this more often. Pullis is a wind up merchant and would have created a anti-arsenal backlash in the press.

    Better to do the talking on the pitch!

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  4. False Hope says:

    @Soji
    Top post.
    Well put!

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  5. nicky says:

    Can’t see the point of pre- or even post-match interviews.Just have a MOTM presentation to the guy concerned if the game is on TV. On a slightly different subject, what I would like to see is the 4th official being totally separated from either manager. There is nothing more irritating AND FUTILE to see a manager expressing anger and dissatisfaction to the official…..who can do nothing but listen.

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  6. GunnerMKD says:

    AND THE ASSIST OF THE WEEK AWARD GOES TO … BENOIT ASSOU EKOTO, FOR THE DELIGHTFUL PLAY FOR THE BLACKPOOLS THIRD GOAL LOL

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  7. khudka says:

    reason why Arsenal could not win against Layton Orient

    http://i077.radikal.ru/1102/59/c2ae1252f9e8.jpg

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  8. The_Wenger_Boyz says:

    @khudka

    Bendtner should keep his eyes on the GOAL and then he might find it!!!!!
    cos he’s got fuck all chance of scoring with that!

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  9. GunnerMKD says:

    omg could it be? squill played, scored a goal, we didnt concede and won the game? could thisget better in time with this dude? lets see :D
    great win btw, but the fucking ugly face from that whitehead really ruined it …
    i hope theo and cesc get back for sunday

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  10. jo says:

    yh good game from squill just hope fab n theo r back for the final, lol neone hear the arsenal fans sing 1-0 to the football team.

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