Arsene Wenger says he’s not worried about the fact Gabriel Paulista and Lucas Perez appeared to clash at the end of yesterday’s 1-0 win over West Brom.
The Brazilian seemed to take umbrage at the former Deportivo man’s reluctance to track back late in the game, and the duo were in heated discussion going down the tunnel after the game.
Kicked off big time between Gabriel and Lucas at the end. Gabriel furious with Perez for not tracking back. Carried on into tunnel.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) December 26, 2016
Asked about it afterwards, the Arsenal manager didn’t seem overly concerned, saying, “No. I don’t know what it is about, I didn’t see it as well.
But they have the South American temper, you know, and that can sometimes happen. I don’t think that anything bad happened.
“They are two good friends, very close to each other so that is already forgotten now.”
It’s no bad thing really, strong words are often exchanged on the pitch and to have a player who is willing to take a teammate to task for what he deems to be a dereliction of duty is perhaps something we’ve been missing.
Storm in a teacup stuff though, and they probably went out for a traditional South American dish of sausage, egg and chips, confusing to the Spaniard, but there you go.
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