Arsene Wenger has responded to claims English players are alienated by the lack of English spoken in the Gunners’ squad.
Cheryl Cole, wife of former Arsenal left-back Ashley, recently revealed her other half was left feeling paranoid that his team-mates were talking about him during his final months at the club because they spoke in foreign lingos.
They probably were talking about him. But can you blame them? Most of the country was too. What do you expect when you are front-page news in the News of the World, accused of an illegal meeting with Arsenal’s rivals Chelsea?
But Le Boss is having none of it. He insists when he speaks to the squad, he does so in English. He also cited his own experiences in Japan, where he managed Grampus Eight prior to his arrival in England, as an example of how he too has been left lost in translation.
“Don’t forget I was in Japan where I understood nothing,” he said. “You sit there, and I know what it is not to understand what people speak about. It is good not to be paranoid!”