Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wenger warns Arsenal players: Shut up or leave

By Mugais Jahangir.

Arsene Wenger has finally reacted to the recent comments made by Arsenal players in the French media. In the past few weeks, Bacary Sagna and Francis Coquelin made statements in the French media that a manager would not like to hear. Sagna's disappointment on the recent transfers and Coquelin's demand to play more games, both made news over the last few weeks. However, Arsene Wenger is not bothered by what players say to the media. He has a simple and clear message for the players. When you work for a company, you have to defend it. Otherwise you can leave.
"I believe any player or any employee always had to defend the company he works for and if he is not completely happy with it then he has to go somewhere else. That is basically what I think. That is what I say to everybody."
When asked specifically about Sagna, he said: 
"I didn’t say about the player, just about everybody. You have to defend your company. But I have said as well that Bacary loves the club and will stay here. He didn’t want to be negative. I expect him to stay and I want him to stay because the interview does not really reflect at all what he thinks about the club. He has always shown total commitment on the football pitch – for the team and the club. That is much more important. 
It is important to understand what he wanted to stay. You have the freedom to say what you want in life but it is also important you understand what people feel about the club and their job. It’s always important to have good communication with them." 

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