Wenger has short-term memory loss – Alexis Sanchez cheated Tottenham last year

In the build-up to Saturday’s much-anticipated North London Derby, much of the attention in the press has been around Arsene Wenger’s comments about Tottenham players and diving.

The Arsenal manager appears to have taken a dig at Dele Alli and Harry Kane, with the pair accused of playacting in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool last Sunday.

While Alli was booked for simulation in the game at Anfield and should stamp this out of his game, Wenger needs to think twice before targeting Tottenham players with these remarks.

Arsenal’s players are just as guilty, and more so, of playacting than their Spurs equivalents.

A classic example was Alexis Sanchez falling to the ground spectacularly in the first Derby of the season, winning a free-kick after an innocuous ‘challenge’ from Davinson Sanchez.

Arsenal capitalised from this playacting as Shkodran Mustafi scored from the resulting free-kick, but Wenger more than likely will not have seen the incident.

The Frenchman’s comments will surely not wind up the Tottenham players as much as they have the fans, but the veteran manager most likely has another motive.

Arsenal have lost a few high-profile penalties this season and his comments, specifically with Alli in mind as the Tottenham attacker gains a reputation for diving, will be in an attempt to influence referee Anthony Taylor.

Pointless comments ahead of the Derby have been swatted aside by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, as Wenger resorts to mind-games knowing his side are coming up against a superior opponent.


3 thoughts on “Wenger has short-term memory loss – Alexis Sanchez cheated Tottenham last year”

  1. Was willing to evenly discuss the Sanchez/Sanchez play from November.
    But after having to scroll through the superficiality of an obsessive snit going back almost 2 decades in order to comment?

    Seek professional help– and get on with life.


  2. Pochettino openly claims that diving is ok, while Wenger claims that English players are now the masters of diving, which can be backed up by stats, as 47% of players recieving bookings for simulations this season are English. Didnt see Wenger mentioning Alli / Kane anywhere, even though they are the usual suspects. And i guess diving kind of runs in the blood of spurs players. You could easily have accummulated the same amount of youtube clips as you have with ONLY Bales simulations.

  3. Hahaha. Butthurt much.

    Wenger only stated a fact. He didn’t mention names so why y’all screaming blue murder?

    Same thing happened weeks ago when your coach said “Wenger made a mistake” after he made a casual remark.

    Sterling, Young, Alli are (now) notorious divers. Ain’t they English players?

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