Date: 27th December 2008 at 10:19am
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Arsene Wenger is surely one of the most odious characters in the world of football management? His nickname of Arsene Whinger is certainly well earnt, the man has no grace or sportsmanship at all.

Yesterday v Villa he was at his whinging best then he wonders why the crowd and manager reacted to him.

His gesticulation was taken to another level, I know passions run high but for the love of Paul McGrath, grow up Arsene.

The under pressure Arsenal boss, quoted in a report by Janine Self of The Sun, accused Martin O’Neill of intimidating the referee. BLIMEY, that is rich from one of the very worst in the game! If things go against his team he sees everything, if they go for Arsenal he comes out with the ‘I didn’t see it’ knowing full well they lucked out.

Whinger said: ‘I know how it works here. At half-time the ref gets stick, in the second half a 50-50 decision goes the other way. I waited at half-time to see what happened and I was not disappointed. There is nothing more to explain. I had no discussion with O’Neill. You should ask him about that. The dugouts are close together.’

He also says the penalty was the turning point. Well, having watched it now on the highlights, it was a cast iron penalty and there should have been no complaints from the whingebag!

Martin O’Neill confirmed to the press that assistant manager John Robertson spoke to the ref at half time but added the disagreement on the touchline was ‘much ado about nothing’!

He said: ‘The referee did not give a foul against Gabriel Agbonlahor and was all of three yards away’ {which then led to their goal I think}. Bet Arsene didn’t see that though. What a berk!