Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey has told Arsene Wenger to keep his mouth shut when it comes to discussing tackling in the game.
Wenger has been a critic of aggressive tacking teams for years and Mick McCarthy’s Wolves have earned a reputation this season as a tough-tackling outfit. Newcastle’s Joey Barton came in for special attention from Wolves while Karl Henry was sent off after clattering into Wigan’s Jordi Gomez earlier this month.
However, Moxey feels the Arsenal boss needs to look closer to home after Jack Wilshere was dismissed against Birmingham for a rash challenge.
Moxey told BBC Radio 5Live: “It is an absolute nonsense. Well, I hope he hears this: keep your mouth shut. Play the game, play aggressive, let everybody play.
“Wilshere and your other players are going to make similar challenges.
“I had a big, wry smile listening to Arsene Wenger trying to defend Jack Wilshere for the challenge.
“All he said was exactly the same as every other manager has and yet he is one of the managers who goes on the front foot, moaning and complaining and bitching about it because it is unfair on his team.”