Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended the number of full-blooded challenges in the English game, and insists that it is a positive aspect of the Premier League.

In previous years Wenger has made it public knowledge that he doesn't appreciate some clubs' tactics when they come up against his Arsenal side, as teams have attempted to out-muscle the Gunners and tackle them off the pitch.

Teams like Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers have been criticised openly by Wenger in the past about their 'aggressive' tactics and, on Tuesday night, he blamed Everton for their rough tactics during the goalless draw that took place at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger has revealed that the tough tackling adds something to the Premier League, but it only adds something if the tackling is fair and if the player has the right intentions.

"It is a strength of the English game," Wenger commented. "As long as the intention is fair from the player who goes into the challenge, that is the most important thing."

The Arsenal boss then went on to discuss the football in foreign leagues, and revealed that he finds their football boring as players go down too easily and the league's lack the physical side like the Premier League.

"Sometimes I watch foreign games and after 20 minutes you’re bored because every time somebody goes down it’s a foul, and you say: 'Come on, that’s not football'.

"We do not want to lose the strengths and what makes English football attractive."

 

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