Arjen Robben claims to hold no hard feelings against Arsene Wenger despite the Arsenal manager calling him a "very good diver".
The Frenchman was left reeling after Robben won a contentious penalty in a Champions League knock-out tie two seasons ago.
It was not the deciding factor in the two-legged tie, but Wenger's opinion on the matter was controversial enough to dominate the next day's headlines. Eventually, the quotes found their way back to the flying winger.
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But Robben, 31, has revealed that any bad blood between the pair was cleared during a brief meeting at the World Cup in 2014.
“I met him in Brazil,” Robben told the Telegraph. “It was not a problem at all. No hard feelings. I’m quite easy that way.”
Bury the hatchet
In fact, Robben saw fit to bury the hatchet with the longstanding Arsenal boss completely, praising Wenger as one of the best manager's in the game today.
"I think he’s unique," he continued. "To be there for such a long time, you are doing a lot of things very, very well. See the players who became better. Look at the way Arsenal has developed. In Holland or Germany, they always talk positive about Arsenal. Why? The way they play, no negative football, always positive technical football, wanting to make the game. I think that is big credit to him.”
Bayern Munich traveled to London on Sunday evening in preparation for Tuesday's Champions League tie at the Emirates. Wenger will be pleased to know that Robben narrowly missed out on the trip after failing to recover from an injury sustained whilst on international duty last month.
They will, however, have to cope with Robert Lewandowski, who, despite picking up a knock in the weekend win over Werder Bremen, declared himself "100 per cent fit" to face the Gunners.
After losing their first two group games against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos, Arsenal need to beat the reigning Bundesliga champions to stand a decent chance of qualifying for the next round.
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