Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was visibly irritated on Friday as further questions on his decision in mid-week forced him to threaten to end his weekly press conference.
The French tactician continued to be grilled on his decision to rest Petr Cech in midweek in favour of David Ospina, who went on to make a first-half blunder against Olympiakos in the 3-2 defeat.
As reported by Sky Sports, reporter Andy Burton then quizzed him about Jose Mourinho’s assertion that he is the only manager not to come under pressure in the Premier League even if results are not acceptable.
Wenger had seemingly had enough at that point as he responded by suggesting that unless the questions stopped about that subject and if the reporter in question didn’t stop trying to make a story of Mourinho’s quotes in particular, then he would walk away from the assembled media, as noted by The Daily Mail.
However, the focus of the press conference then switched to this weekend’s clash with Manchester United which in turn ensured that the Frenchman stayed at the table.
Nevertheless, it was arguably the clearest indication yet that Wenger is growing tired of those that question his position and decision-making, but a win over Louis van Gaal’s side on Sunday will certainly provide a significant morale boost for himself and his players after a difficult week.