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Arsene Wenger admits he was wrong about Moussa Sissoko

4 years ago

Arsene Wenger thinks that it is ‘important not to be ashamed of being wrong’.

The Arsenal boss says that the fact he has been in the game for 40 years and yet still can get it wrong, is proof that you should be prepared to admit it when you judge things in error.

The player who sums this up for him is Moussa Sissoko, with Arsene Wenger saying that he now has to admit that the Newcastle player ‘has been remarkable’ in the European Championships.

When N’Golo Kante was suspended after a second yellow in the last 16 match against Ireland, Moussa Sissoko got his chance in the quarter-final 5-2 win over Iceland. This followed a couple of sub appearances and a start against Switzerland in the final group match.

It was widely expected by most people, including Arsene Wenger, that Kante would automatically walk back into the team.

However, Moussa Sissoko kept his place and was universally praised for his role in the 2-0 semi-final victory over Germany.

The Arsenal Manager now admitting that he was wrong and Didier Deschamps got it right when he kept the Newcastle player in his team.

Arsene Wenger:

“Football is made of opinions and it’s important not to be ashamed of being wrong.

“The evidence is that I have been in football for 40 years and I am still wrong – it is true that Moussa Sissoko has been remarkable.

“One could have asked the question before the Germany game: does Kante come into the eleven?

“Didier (Deschamps) has opted for stability since the team had won convincingly (v Iceland) and he had reason to do so with Umtiti and Moussa Sissoko.”


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