Arsenal take on Liverpool on Saturday and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been repeatedly questioned about Luis Suarez.
As has been well documented, Arsenal pushed hard to sign Suarez in the summer.
Arsenal angered Liverpool by tabling a bid of £40 million and £1, believing it would trigger a clause in Suarez’s contract.
All it produced was a stinging rebuke from Liverpool, with Reds owner John W Henry famously tweeting: "What do you think they are smoking over there at the Emirates?"
Wenger was asked about the issue in his press conference on Friday. And while stating he does not smoke, he admitted—per the Mirror’s Mike Walters—it was not the cleverest move.
In Walters' piece, Wenger said:
It was not the most subtle thing we have ever done. I’m very happy with what I did.
There again, the details will maybe come out one day—maybe not in my book, but somebody else’s book!
I know only one side of the story, but we always had fair relations with Liverpool, we kept in touch over that period. It was not meant to be provocative at all—it could be interpreted like that, but it was not our purpose.