Nasty Wenger jibe at the Hammers


arsene-wenger-slaven-bilic-arsenal-west-ham_3335389Moody Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to have stuck a knife into the Irons by suggesting the were “on holiday” against Lverpool.

The Hammers collapse meant that the Gooners are outsiders to finish in the top four and he was obviously lookimg for us to do him and his squad a favour.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are now in pole position to finish in the top four with only a slip up in Sunday’s final game standing between them and a place in that top four.

Wenger said: “It’s difficult to plan, so you just want your team to do well, to focus until the last be professional and do your job properly until the last second of the season.

“It’s vital, just so you can look in the mirror and say we did it properly. That for me is absolutely vital.

“I work every day not to stop half way. If we don’t have the results I’m not happy, but what is not excusable is not to do your best.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • GSDLADY says:

    If you are relying on others results, Mr Wenger, you probably need to concentrate on doing your own job better! 😜

  • Bobby1954 says:

    To all the GOONERS out there! The Hammers had a very poor game against Liverpool. However if Arsenal want to qualify for Europe, it’s up to you to win your own games. So far from being the Hammers fault, it must be the GOONERS. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • JW says:

      This was the only benefit to such a disasterous scoreline. I’ll be glad to see the back of that scowling faced ar** ***e. The image of him losing is what’s wrong with this game & the money that runs it. For once, money has not won here

  • pabloonechop says:

    His team go on holiday in February March, we have had several this year including Sunday

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    We were on holiday against his team at the LS also so perhaps like so many things the “voyeur” as Moanrinho called mush have forgotten that…

  • JW says:

    So you lost a game. Big deal, you’ve lost a total of 17 Premier League games this season, what’s new? After what the club have battled through and culminated with beating a title chasing Spurs team on Fri 5th May who also beat Man Utd after WH’s loss to Liverpool. Why castigate the team and management staff so much? I mean sure, a loss is never pleasant, but whenever 2 teams meet & the match isn’t drawn, then someone has to lose. I do think some of the reaction was a bit over the top. Everyone knows the game v Pool was a bit of a non-event. It’s funny because if Sam Byram’s shot had gone in & Ayew hadn’t hit the post twice from 2 yards out then West Ham may have won the game. Yes, I remember paying 2s6d as a boy back in 68 to get into the Nth Bank & the workers wage was around £20 per week while some footballers earned £100. The writing was on the wall in 1970s & anyone that had any sense emigrated, so I do not have a right to comment much but yes, I’m sure things have changed since 5s admission price, only 2 from 22 went down, fish & chips was 1s6d and Bobby Moore became the only Englishman to date to raise the World Cup. Try living in a country where the people never know from one day to the next where the next meal is coming from? Football becomes irrelevant under those conditions. There’s an old saying that “if the fun stops then stop doing it” otherwise, figure out where improvements can be made and move on. It’s playing to one’s limits with all the power & passion one has that matters. If one still losses after that is put in then that’s OK, but if all of that is not put in then what is the point in competing?

  • Stratford E20 says:

    Wenger was spot on – we were on holiday. I don’t care about Wenger but the West Ham fans deserved a performance after this very difficult season. Where was the effort? I feel cheated by most of those players.

  • hammersfan01 says:

    While I have no desire to gloss over the performance against Liverpool on Sunday, which was wretched, perhaps Wenger should look at his own players and results before having a go at other teams. The one that leaps to mind is their 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace (who, may I remind everyone, we managed to beat twice). If Wenger is peeved that someone else wasn’t able to do him a favour, then clearly it’s been a bad season for the Gooners.

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