Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross hits back at Arsene Wenger

07 September 2010 09:36
Ryan Shawcross believes Arsene Wenger has a personal vendetta against him and  Stoke City after the Arsenal boss criticised the defender's rough tactics.

Wenger accused Shawcross and team-mate Robert Huth of deliberately fouling Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes during last month's Premier League clash at the Brittania Stadium.

His comments came after the Frenchman slammed Shawcross for his tackle on Aaron Ramsey which saw the youngster suffer a broken leg last season.

Striking back: Ryan Shawcross says Arsene Wenger has targeted him and Stoke

But the Stoke man has now hit back at the Arsenal manager's claims and says he should mind his own business.

He told The Sentinel: 'I don't mind people having their opinions,but if it's not a game involving his players then I don't see the pointof bringing up me and Huthy. I've watched the video again and at nopoint did I go anywhere near Gomes.

'I didn't think I had, but I didn't want to say I hadn't touched him before looking at the whole video to make sure.

'He's obviously got something against me. It's just weird. He bringsmy name into it. He always seems to have a problem with Stoke, ourmanager and certain players. Criticism doesn't bother me, unless it's afalse accusation like this one.'

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Source: Daily_Mail