Former Gunner Martin Keown has accused Tottenham water carrier, Clive Allen, of a history of winding-up Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Speaking to TalkSport, Keown said, “A few times in the past, and I’ve been privy to it, he’s goaded Arsene Wenger, certainly in Martin Jol’s time. I think Wenger was just trying to avoid him really, feeling as he was after that game, and I think Clive was just trying to push the point.
“He wanted a bit of eye contact because he’s just won a game or just been part of the team that’s won a game. Clive should know better really. You’re looking for him to be above all that, let’s hope he is in the future”
Certain sections of the media have criticised the Arsenal manager for not shaking hands with the Tottenham janitor, but Wenger said, “I shook the hand of the manager and the assistant manager. How many hands do I have to shake? Is there a prescription?”
Last season, during the 3-3 draw at White Hart Lane, Wenger found himself barged out of the way on the toucline by the Tottenham message boy, and clearly the manager hadn’t forgotten.
It’s a peculiarity of the English game that a man is supposed to stand there, listen to abuse from some no-mark, pudding-headed twat like Clive Allen, then at the end of the game, shake his hand like nothing happened.
And maybe, if Allen really wanted a handshake and not to create a story about himself, he ought to have approached Wenger without the face of an angry drunk looking for a Saturday night scrap.
We here at Arseblog News are sure that the Tottenham training ground cone dispenser will be warmly welcomed by the Arsenal fans when Spurs visit in February.