Wenger hits back at Mourinho over Lacazette dig

Date published: Wednesday 6th December 2017 2:26

Arsene Wenger claims he was telling the truth over the fitness of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette ahead of last weekend’s clash with Manchester United.

Lacazette was ruled out of the Premier League match against the Red Devils by Wenger but the Frenchman started the game and contributed a goal.

That led to Mourinho questioning “the truth” over Lacazette, while the Portuguese coach also brought up David Silva’s fitness – with Pep Guardiola naming him as a doubt for Sunday’s Manchester derby.

When asked about Mourinho’s comments, Wenger responded by claiming he is “always” honest when it comes to team selection.

“Yes I thought he wouldn’t play, yes,” Wenger added.

“In the end he could play. What did you want me to do? Leave him at home?

“I’m always [honest] I thought he wouldn’t play.

“He had tests on Friday morning and we thought he wouldn’t play. But he was fine and that’s football.”

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