Football, and sport in general. is having a hard time at the minute. With doping scandals and match fixing involving betting syndicates, the integrity of sport is under attack. The unpredictability of sport is what gives it such great appeal, and the Arsenal manager thinks that it is up to the governing bodies to do everything they can to to protect this. It seems, however, that Uefa are missing a trick and are in danger of letting the publis think they are a bit soft on cheats.
The ex-Arsenal pisshead Paul Merson said yesterday that Arsene Wenger gave him an extremely strong Caffeine tablet before a game, and also injected him with a “yellow liquid” that he was never told what the ingredients were.
Wenger has completely denied any knowledge of this, and even said that he would resign if it was true! He said: “I cannot take that comment seriously,”
“I don’t know how many players have played here in 15 years, 200 maybe, and some of them stayed with me for 10 years.
“Paul Merson stayed with me four months so I think it’s better you ask people how we behave here medically who have played for five, six, seven, eight, nine years,”