Hill-Wood calls for Wenger to end UEFA fued



Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has come out in public and asked club manager Arsene Wenger to end his feud with UEFA.

Wenger has been left fuming by the nature of his sides exit from the Champions League, and has hit out at UEFA on a daily basis ever since.

Robin Van Persie was harshly sent off during his team’s 3-1 defeat to Barcelona and Wenger faces disciplinary action for comments made following the game.

Wenger has since called the UEFA governing body “arrogant dictators” but his chairman has called for him to end his fued.

“Emotions were running very high,” said Wood-Hill.

“It is understandable, but I don’t think you achieve a great deal by dealing with things in this way, rather than in a more private way.

“They (UEFA) are difficult people to deal with – they don’t listen to you and they never have done.

“Maybe one day they might – but I am not going to hold my breath.

“I don’t believe in criticising referees myself because I don’t think you achieve much.

“But managers take a different view – not only our own, but also others, including one we all know about right now. I think Arsene is very upset.”

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