Sir Alex Ferguson agrees with Pep Guardiola on one major criticism of Arsenal supporters

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Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Arsenal fans should be ‘ashamed’ of their treatment of Arsene Wenger during the Frenchman’s final few seasons in charge of the club.

The three-time Premier League winner left in the summer of 2018 to be replaced by Unai Emery but suggestions over his position had begun long before then.

Supporters regularly displayed banners suggesting that it was time for Wenger to move on, thoughts that grew stronger in 2017 as the Gunners dropped out of the top four for the first time during the Frenchman’s tenure.

Iconic Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has given his thoughts on Arsenal supporters’ response towards Wenger during his final seasons in charge.

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Speaking ahead of the launch of the ‘Arsene Wenger: Invincible’ documentary, the Scot said: “He kept them in Europe every year and yet he was criticised. The supporters should be ashamed.

“Arsene and myself are dinosaurs, but we didn’t do so badly.

“I won 13 leagues but I was never near going through a season undefeated. The achievement stands above everything else, and it was Arsene’s.”



Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised some Arsenal fans for their treatment of Arsene Wenger in his final seasons in charge of the club (Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised some Arsenal fans for their treatment of Arsene Wenger in his final seasons in charge of the club (Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ferguson’s comments are not the first time that Arsenal supporters have been criticised for their treatment of Wenger.

Speaking in 2017, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola leapt to the Frenchman’s defence after he was subject to criticism following a 5-1 thumping at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The Spaniard said: “What I hear in the last 10 days, about how people, ex-players, journalists, treat Arsene Wenger is unacceptable.

“Our job, in that moment, doesn’t have any respect for any position, so it is not respectable what happened.”

Since leaving Arsenal, Wenger is yet to return to the game in a coaching capacity and has instead been appointed as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development.

He has of course been one of the driving forces behind the controversial plans of a biennial World Cup.

Source by Football London

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