The Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim accused Arsene Wenger of disrespecting him after Arsenal’s defeat at the Emirates. He said that Wenger refused to shake his hands after the match which put Monaco 3-1 ahead. Straight after Arsenal had won the return leg 2-0, Jardim refused to shake Wenger’s hand and said: “In the first leg, when I wanted to shake his hand, he did not thank me, so this time even though Arsenal did everything possible to go through, I chose not to thank him,”
This has obviously annoyed Wenger, who has now hit back. ““The images show that I waited for the Monaco coach to congratulate him after the match,” he told l’Equipe.
“He celebrated the win with his staff, which I fully understood. I then congratulated him after the press conference.
“So I am surprised and disappointed to hear such lies. That said, I wish all the best and good luck to Monaco for what is to come.”
This not the first time the media have made a big story about a (non)post-match handshake, and it won’t be the last, but to be honest does anyone really care? Is it such a big thing everywhere else in the world?