Arsene Wenger agitated in Friday's press conference

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In a week Arsenal came under tough scrutiny in the Champions League, it was one Sky Sports News reporter whose gentle prodding in relation to Arsene Wenger leaving Peter Cech out of the squad, that resulted in Wenger threatening to cut short Friday's press conference.

It was uncomfortable to observe, almost replicating cringe worthy scenes from BBC's The Office.

Arsene Wenger stood firm in his belief that he makes the decisions, based on the information (which he says cannot always be shared with the press) he has available to him.


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All was going well until the reporter pushed the 'M' button, asking Wenger whether Mourinho was correct in suggesting that he was the only manager in the Premier League that is not under any pressure right now.

That was a bridge too far for Wenger and he asked the reporter to stop that story or he would cut the press conference short.

Anxious Arsene?

There was no way any reporter was going to get any joy asking questions about Arsenal's goalkeeping situation, with Wenger claiming is was a 'boring' story and suggested the press could be a little more creative in their questions before Sunday's big match against Manchester United.

And to be fair, it was a point well made, as Sunday's fixture against United could be an absolutely cracking game with both sides looking dangerous in attack and both defences not looking as strong as they should.

Arsene Wenger has been around for a very long time and he will know it is not good to dwell on the past - everything is on the next game.

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