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Parlour jumps to Wenger's defence

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Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has rejected suggestions Arsene Wenger runs the club like a dictatorship.

The Frenchman is facing one of the biggest tests of his 16-year tenure this season, with the Gunners having crashed out of the Capital One Cup at npower League Two Bradford and struggling for consistency in the Barclays Premier League. Stewart Robson - who came through the youth system and played for Arsenal from 1981 to 1986 - branded Wenger "a dictator in many ways".

But Parlour told Sky Sports News: "Stewart Robson has got his own opinions, but I played under Arsene Wenger and thought he was a great manager when I was there. He was always one of those managers you could talk to."

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