Arsenal's Myopic Manager, Admits Lies

Brian RhodesSenior Analyst IAugust 14, 2009

21 Oct 1998:  A disappointed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger trudges off after seeing his side concede a late equaliser to Dynamo Kiev in the UEFA Champions League match at Wembley in London.  \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport

Arsene Wenger, the "Emirates Mole," has opened a can of worms by admitting that he has lied to defend the actions of his players.

The Arsenal supremo said: "At times I saw it, and I said I didn’t to protect the player, because I could not find any rational explanation to defend him."

This admission comes in the wake of last season's "Fabregate" scandal, in which Hull City's assistant manager Brian Horton claimed to have been spat at by Arsenal's club captain, Cesc Fabregas.

When asked of the his captain's actions at the time, Wenger claimed he had seen nothing of the incident. Does this now mean that Wenger actually did see his captain spit at Horton?

Admittedly, Wenger fails to see how anyone could do such an act, but it would also mean that Wenger had brought the game into disrepute by failing to tell the truth during the FA's official investigation in to the incident.

In light of this new information, it would be prudent for the FA to keep a very close eye on Fabregas.