Sorry we sent you to the stands, Wenger

By CARL ELDRIDGE Arsene Wenger will receive a ‘grovelling’ apology from refs boss Keith Hackett after being sent to the stands in the defeat at Manchester United, the Sun tells us.
The story runs alongside the post-match comments from AW digging out Manc enforcer Darren Fletcher for continuously fouling in the Old Trafford clash.
The paper also points out that after all their bleating about Eduardo’s dive, Celtic seem to have their very own cheat in the shape of dwarfish shitebag Aiden McGeady who was sent off for play-acting at Hibernian yesterday.
The redtop’s star columnist Steven Howard argues that even though we lost against old Rednose’s lot, we were actually winners on the day in one sense because it was clearly evident that we were and are the better team. And we have Cesc to come back, too. Still reflecting on the 2-1 defeat, the Daily Mail reports AW as calling United’s tactics as anti-football and continues: ‘For me, this is a point that is more urgent than diving.
The players who are never punished. Who get out of the game without a yellow card. I think it is more anti-football than a player who did what Eduardo did.’ AW elaborates in the Times: “Look at how many deliberate fouls some players make and get away with it. I think that’s a bigger problem [than diving] because it cuts the flow of the game. People come and pay to see football, they do not come to see free kicks.” Asked if United set out to foul his team, Wenger said: “I don’t know. You should ask them.”
Writing in the Telegraph, Henry Winter throws a bit of humour into his match report worth repeating here. He writes: ‘Not the first Arsenal man ever to hit the bottle, Wenger could surely be forgiven his frustration. At the end of a week to forget, Wenger wore the resigned look of a man fully expecting to emerge from Old Trafford to discover the Arsenal bus being clamped by Gary Neville.’
The transfer window remains open even though it will close in a day and that allows the papers to crank up the speculation-ometre one final time. The Daily Mirror trot out the one about AW being still hopeful of concluding deals to bring Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh and Inter Milan’s former Gunners midfielder Patrick Vieira to the Emirates.
Plenty of time to reflect on the performance before we head for Manchester again in two weeks this time to take on City at Far Eastlands. Let us pray we escape any injuries during poxy international week. 

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