Arsene Wenger 'always moans': Bert van Marwijk and Dick Advocaat attack Arsenal boss

05 November 2010 12:20
Arsene Wenger came under heavy fire last night after Holland coach Bert van Marwijktold the Arsenal manager to stop trying to influence his selection policy and Russia boss Dick Advocaat accused him of 'always moaning'.

The club versus country row involving Wenger and two of his international counterparts escalated after the Frenchman had insisted it would be 'a scandal' if striker Robin Van Persie was picked for Holland's friendly against Turkey on November 17. 

Under attack: Van Marwijk (left) and Advocaat have slammed Wenger

The 27-year-old has not played since injuring his ankle in August, but Van Marwijk included the striker in his 24-man preliminary squad for the Amsterdam game.

Responding to the Arsenal manager's comments, he said: 'They don't mean anything.I've spoken to Robin personally and he is doing well. He will rejoin training there so I had no hesitation picking him.' 

Out: Van Persie suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 win against Blackburn at Ewood Park

Asked whether he intended to speak to Wenger, Van Marwijk added: 'Has there beenany contact with the medical staff of Holland and Arsenal? I don't know. I don't care,because I spoke to Robin personally and I just made the selection and will wait for anycomments to come.'

Russia coach Advocaat also hit out at Wenger after naming Andrey Arshavin in a provisional squad to face Belgium, even though he missed the defeat at ShakhtarDonetsk due to illness. 

'Always moaning': Wenger

Asked if he was worried about Wenger's reaction, Advocaat said: 'He is always moaning about something. Mr Wenger wants to become the champion of England; Iwant my team to qualify from the Euro 2012 group. We need to respect the interests of each other.'

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Source: Daily_Mail