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Wenger breaks his silence
13 Nov 2006 - 07:53:09
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tried to draw a line under his spat with West Ham boss Alan Pardew, having watched his side sweep Liverpool aside 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger had refused to talk to the press after last weekend's bust-up, but he finally broke his silence after seeing the Gunners turn on the style at the Emirates Stadium.
"I reacted and I regret that because you should never react, but I accept his apologies and life goes on," Wenger said.
"I have not spoken to Alan Pardew or anyone else about the matter since it happened and I will not especially demand a hearing because, for me, the incident is over."
Of his side's superb display against the Reds, Wenger added: "Seasons are decided by the quality of response your team can give after an unexpected defeat at West Ham.
"I knew this would be an important game for my team for the season. We played against a good Liverpool side and the first goal made the difference.
"We have won at Manchester United and we have beaten Liverpool at home.
"We are a very young team and we have to learn to put that kind of effort into every game and have that kind of focus in every game.
"The quicker we learn that the better chance we have to achieve something at the end of the season."