Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has weighed in on the Eden Hazard, Swansea City ball boy debate, and believes that both were in the wrong.

The Chelsea attacker appeared to kick the Swansea ball boy in the ribs, after the youngster attempted to waste time late in their Capital one Cup game. 

No charges were levelled against Hazard, and both apologised to each other after the game.

Talking to the club's website Arsene said:

“Both of them were wrong,” going on to say, “The ballboys are there to get the ball back to the players and into the game as quickly as possible, they are not there to waste time."

Wenger believes that ball boys should be taught not to get involved in the flow of the game, to avoid this issue coming up again.

He added. “You have to educate the ballboys that no matter if it is the home team or the away team, you have to get the ball back quickly. Anything else is not acceptable."

The Arsenal boss also feels that despite Hazard going to far, the Belgian isn't the kind of player to be violent.

“Hazard is not a violent player. He wanted to get the ball back as quickly as possible, which you can understand," the Gunners boss continued.

"In my opinion, he went in a little bit too strongly but I don’t think he wanted to hurt the boy. He just wanted to get the ball back."


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