19
May

“I’m not here to sell books” – Wenger hits back at Adams’ criticism


Written by Bill McLoughlin

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Arsene Wenger has branded Adams’ criticism as “sad” and that he is only focused on securing Champions League qualification. 

Arsenal legend Tony Adams, has criticised the club and Wenger for blocking his opportunity to joining the backroom staff on four different occasions. Moreover, speaking ahead of his the release of his autobiography, Adams once again reaffirmed his belief that Wenger “could not coach his way out of a paper bag”.

Wenger managed the Arsenal legend for six years before ‘Mr Arsenal’ retired and has remained unchanged in the light of Adams’ comments. 

“He can show what he can do now. Who gives importance to that? I know him for a long time. It’s sad. I am respectful to everybody. I don’t have anything to say about that. For me it’s a subject of no interest and so I would like to dedicate my time to something that is more interesting.”

“There is no right…I think if I leave tomorrow Arsenal I have no right to come back, because I have worked here.”

“You have to be needed. And like you have made a career as a player somewhere, it doesn’t give you any divine right to come back. That’s what it is. Because all the players, at some stage, they decide to leave, when their interest was to leave.”

Arsenal need a win on Sunday while hoping that either Liverpool or Man City drop points to ensure they finish in the top four. Wenger has remained focused on the job at hand and wants to finish the season in a strong manner. 

“What is most important for me is to do the job well and finish the season as strongly as we can. If we finish the job well, it can be maximum one point short. After, we look where did waste this point and you find many reasons where you lost this point. That’s part of it. Let’s do well and after, I’m not here for personal glory or to sell books, I’m here to do the job.”


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