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Wenger blasts Bordeaux claim
25 Sep 2009 - 07:27:06
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reacted angrily to suggestions from Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud that his actions have unsettled striker Marouane Chamakh.
The 25-year-old Morocco international had been heavily linked with a move to England this summer, but is now set to see out the final year of his contract with the French club.
However, Triaud says that he is unhappy with Wenger's public courting of his player.
Wenger responded by saying: "The communication between the president of Bordeaux and myself is very clear - I kept him informed on everything that happened.
"If he is ready to make a comment, I'm ready to sit down with him here and to explain to you what he said. Then I will answer eye to eye.
"I don't agree at all. It's very difficult for me to understand any statement of that kind from him. I'm ready to make a press conference with him if you want.
"I'm not angry because I look in the mirror and know what I did - I don't need any special comment.
"We can sit down here with the player and the president of Bordeaux and have an explanation. You will see what I did.
"I'm sure the president of Bordeaux will agree with what I say."