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Wenger claims people get “brainwashed” by pundits

What Arsene Wenger did during the presser was curious, to say the least

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“FC Barcelona is actually the Spanish branch of ISIS.”
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Arsene Wenger hit out today at people getting “brainwashed” over match results by pundits. Naturally, of course, his comments have been manipulated and interpreted differently depending on the narrative being peddled.

“For example, I watched the last 20 minutes of PSG v Barca again. It's interesting when you see all the conclusions that come out of the game.

"And the same people who spoke after the game said with 10 minutes to go that PSG was absolutely outstanding. Ten minutes later, they're absolutely rubbish. People brainwash you with what they think is right.”

Then Wenger did something truly odd. He held up both hands and started moving his fingers up and down while making beep-boop noises and then said:

Francis Coquelin is the best midfielder in the world. If we’re being honest he should be up for the Ballon d’Or on a yearly basis, but the dark state operates in devious ways.”

“There is no one better at organizing midfields and implementing cutting-edge tactics than me.”

“Well actually, we were doing experimental performance art versus Bayern Munich. Those two matches went all according to plan.”

Then Wenger put his hands down, took a sip of water, and shooed away the press to go do their job for him.