I’m surprised that they did not analyse that in television deals.
I’m not an agency to replace managers.
“I believe for us they can be a danger going forward.
“We have learned from Wigan last year.
“We have to prepare ourselves to battle first.”
Arsene Wenger isn’t happy that Arsenal’s m88 sport game will clash with Chelsea’s
Nevertheless, Wenger isn’t underestimating a Reading side packed with Premier League experience and says he isn’t taking a place in the final for granted.
“We want it again but let’s first go through the semi-final.
“Last year we went to penalties against Wigan and we have learned from that and I think the urgency will be quite high in our team.”
“It is difficult to understand.
He said: “I’m a bit surprised that a game of that stature is played at the same time.
But Wenger insists he is not interested in where Klopp finds himself next season.
“The fact that we won it last year can of course stimulate your brain and your desire.
Arsene Wenger has criticised the ‘circus’ surrounding Jurgen Klopp’s resignation at Borussia Dortmun
Klopp shocked the footballing world by announcing that he would step down as Borussia Dortmund boss yesterday.
“It shouldn’t happen.”
Manchester City are the early favourites but Arsenal and Liverpool have both been linked with Klopp in the past.
“It is something that should have been planned by television channels, who play a lot of money for football and now have conflicting interests in promoting games.
He said: “The experience, they have many players who have experience of the Premier League.
“They are very efficient, the style goes a lot through crosses, they are very efficient on crosses.
However, with Chelsea’s match against Manchester United kicking off just 10 minutes later, Wenger fears that the match won’t be given the prominence it deserves.
Wenger admitted that Arsenal’s slim chances of catching Chelsea in the league would be helped by a United victory, but stressed that he was only interested in looking to replicate the feat achieved last year by making it to the FA Cup final.
“Something should be done about it. I think there is a conflict there.
And the speculation immediately began as to which club would have the 43-year-old at the helm next season.
Instead, Wenger is focusing on this Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Reading.
He said: “It is a game to get into the final and I think it will be a tense semi-final so we know how to prepare.
He said: “I’m not an agency to replace managers. I like every manager and respect everybody but I find that circus a bit ridiculous honestly.”
“They have good offensive potential with Pogrebnyak, Mackie, Robson-Kanu, McCleary – they are all dangerous players.
“It is a special occasion for us to share with our fans and we want to go home happy and knowing that it’s always tricky.
“We know as well that it is always tricky.
“We want to take the positives of it but we remember as well that we suffered a lot before we got there last year.