Yemi Adebowale | Abuja
Angry, agitated and aggrieved, summed up the mood of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the morning when he threatened to storm out of his own press conference on Friday.
With the spikey questions flowing from reporters eager to discover why he dropped first choice keeper Petr Cech in favour of David Ospina for what he described as his side’s ‘must win’ Champions League game against Olympiacos last Tuesday, the Jose Mourinho grenade was then thrown into the mix to stir his pot to boiling point.
Ospina’s howling mistake in Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat against their Greek rivals has ensured that the Arsenal boss has come in for criticism aplenty in the days since and yet he was in no mood to entertain the media as they attacked him at will.
He was already showing signs of upset before Sky Sports reporter Andy Burnham threw this antagonising question towards Wenger, sparking an outburst that threatened to bring a premature end to proceedings.
“Is Jose Mourinho right when he says there is only one manager who is not under pressure,” asked the reporter.
Wenger response was swift and unequivocal: “Look, stop that story or we stop the press conference.”