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Arsene Wenger blasts journalists over David Ospina questions

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hit out at journalists who questioned his decision to use goalkeeper David Ospina during his side's 3-2 Champions League defeat against Olympiakos. 

The Frenchman was involved a furious exchange with reporters after he was quizzed over whether fans had the right to be upset because of his decision to rest Petr Cech for the key game.

Wenger described the line of questioning as 'boring' and hit out at 'depressing' pundits who kept on about the subject. 

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“Do not come always back with that same story. I think you lack a bit creativity in the press, you all follow a bandwagon that is very, very, very, very boring,” he said.

“I don’t go along with that. If you have any interesting question about Sunday’s game I will answer, but you cannot keep coming back to the same story. Come to the game on Sunday and you will see who’s in the goal.

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“I think you have not watched well the game on Tuesday night. To come always with the same story. I have two world-class goalkeepers. It’s the easiest choice I have to make, to pick one of those two. A goalkeeper can make a mistake and you have to accept that. If you watched really the game and you come to the conclusion we lost because of Ospina I question your knowledge in football.”

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Arsenal are in serious danger of missing out on the knockout stages of the Champions League with two games against group leaders Bayern Munich to come, having lost their first game of the group stages against Dynamo Zagreb.

Wenger also threatened to end his press conference if the questioning continued when he was asked about Jose Mourinho's comments that he wasn't 'the only manager under pressure'.

“Stop that story or we stop the press conference,” he said.

Arsenal currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League, three points adrift of league leaders Manchester United, who travel to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Read the full transcript of the press conference here.

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