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Gary Lineker calls Arsene Wenger arrogant for MOTD interview

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Gary Lineker has criticised Arsene Wenger for his behaviour in a recent Match of the Day interview with Jacqui Oatley.

The Arsenal manager was visibly irked talking to the BBC commentator following the frustrating 2-2 draw against Hull City and Oatley's tough questions seemed to agitate him further.

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Irked

In the interview, which can be watch on the BBC Sport websiteOatley asked Wenger to cite a reason for Arsenal's poor start to the season as well as a reason for why they failed to beat an inferior team on their home turf.

 "I thought Arsene Wenger was arrogant, defensive and patronising to Jacqui Oatley in the face of excellent and fair questioning." - Gary Lineker

Wenger's responses to such questions included: "You don’t listen very well to me" and "Why do you always want to blame people? I don’t understand the question."

Response

Lineker, who presents Match of the Day, took exception to the comments and used his huge Twitter following to get his feelings across.

The former England striker said: "Must say, I thought Arsene Wenger was arrogant, defensive and patronising to @JacquiOatley in the face of excellent and fair questioning."

Blame

While Wenger refused to point to a specific reason for Arsenal's troubles, fans will have no trouble telling you that it is down to the lack of signings in the transfer market. Although big stars arrived in the summer, there was no direct replacement for Thomas Vermaelen or reinforcements in defensive midfield.

With a myriad of injuries at the back already this season, Wenger was forced to play Nacho Monreal at centre-back for the first time in the player's professional career.

Pressure

Now Arsenal's poor start is becoming more obvious, there is certainly an increasing amount of pressure on Wenger's head. Having already clashed with Jose Mourinho on the touchline, it may not be too much of a stretch to suggest the Frenchman is feeling the pressure once again. 

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