Steve Bruce has plenty of reason to want to add to any sort of pressure currently on the shoulders of Arsene Wenger, as the Frenchman takes his Arsenal players to the KC stadium on Monday night and Hull City are desperate for any sort of result as they face a fierce fight to stay in the promised land of the Premier League.
But the Hull boss also has recent reasons to assume that the Gunners will be heading back to north London with all three points as we have already knocked them out of the FA cup this year after beating them in the final at Wembley last May.
And although that FA cup was our first trophy in nine years, the former Man United captain feels that Wenger has done a brilliant job and cannot understand it when he hears that the Frenchman is under fire. As reported by the Daily Star, Bruce was referring to the pressure that has come from the Arsenal fans in recent years, but the timing could hardly be better after Jose Mourinho´s latest disrespectful jibe about Wenger and Arsenal.
Mourinho was responding to the chants of `boring boring Chelsea´ from the Arsenal fans last week and reacted by saying that it was boring that Arsenal have not won the title in 10 years. It just shows that the spiteful one does not really understand what it is like to manage a club that cannot compete financially and Wenger has responded by suggesting,without naming any names, that some managers need to show more respect to their fellow professionals. Bruce clearly does not agree with the criticism of Wenger´s record.
Bruce said, “How you can question it is beyond me.
“I take a bit of heart from it. If he gets a bit of stick then we’re all due it.
“His achievements are quite remarkable and they’re still a fantastic club.”
Thanks Stevie but we are still going to take the points home on Monday!