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Watch the Arsene Wenger Interview That Labeled Him Arrogant and Patronizing [VIDEO]


After Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Hull City on Saturday, BBC reporter Jacqui Oatley interviewed Arsene Wenger and asked him some point-blank questions about why he believes Arsenal are not winning as many matches as they should.

While the questions were pretty straightforward, Wenger was on the defensive and didn’t like the manner of the questions. BBC Match of the Day Presenter Gary Lineker described Wenger’s attitude as “arrogant, defensive and patronizing.”

Watch the interview and form your own opinion. Did Oatley step over the line, or was Wenger rude?

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  1. MntD

    October 20, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Specialist in mediocrity.

  2. ArsenalTID

    October 20, 2014 at 2:21 am

    The link bait title worked. I watched the interview & I think Wenger handled himself well in regards to some silly leading follow up questions. If anything he was nicer than most managers would have been, I would not have been so polite. Tempest in a tea pot. Think I’ll have a cup of coffee.

  3. Advance123

    October 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Why would Lineker cheapen himself by uttering this comments. Wenger’s comments are precise and I wouldn’t expect anymore from a post match interview. The reporter has gone on to twitter to attempt to demonize Wenger. Is this the standard that BBC reporting has fallen to? Shame on the Reporter, shame on Lineker and shame on everyone else who have wrongly labelled this man. Non of this would have been said if it were Ferguson. He would have been praised for his response.

  4. Redbug

    October 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I’m no Wenger fan but I have to give him credit on this one. She definitely had an agenda from the first question. I think he handled it just like any manager would in his position. I wonder if she would ask these questions to the Special One? I’m sure he would have been less accommodating.

    • Ken

      October 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

      An agenda from the first question!!!!!!!

      “Arsene what are your thoughts after the match?”

      Yes clearly contensious.

  5. Goonereris

    October 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    It was obvious Jacqui was intent on getting the manager riled up with such repeated prodding, like she was doing someone’s bidding. Wenger has seen through this and has responded clearly and deliberately but she kept plugging away, seeking something to make the week’s narrative of “Wenger loses his head 2 weeks in a row”. She wanted her time in the sun and he hasn’t given her so the aftermath is only intended to keep the story alive. Shamefulll on the part of the BBC. Maybe Wenger should ban them from the Emirates like Sir Alex did when he refrained from giving them interviews.

  6. Smokey Bacon

    October 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Nothing to see here. Not sure why Lineker thinks Wenger is being out of order. If anything he sounds like the one being a bit of an arse.

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