Poor old Arsene Wenger hasn’t had a very happy New Year – with reasons to moan (whether justified or otherwise) after seemingly every match recently.
Previously, the referee has borne the brunt of the Frenchman’s fury, and Wenger is odds-on (1/2) to criticise Martin Atkinson in the post-match press conference tonight.
VAR is being used for both legs of this semi-final, and we’re offering short odds that Wenger hits out at the technology at 2/1.
The Arsenal boss will be watching, and seething, from the stands, due to his touchline ban, but could explore some inventive ways around the restriction.
Asked about Wenger’s temperament spokesman Paddy Power said: “Wenger feels that he’s team has been treated unfairly recently, so I can’t wait to see just how balanced his VAR verdict is.
“We’re pretty sure he’s going to lose his rag, no matter what the result, and therefore are odds-on that he criticises Martin Atkinson after the game – for whom it really is a no-win fixture. A bit like Arsenal.”
1/2 Arsene Wenger to criticise Martin Atkinson in post-match press conference
2/1 Wenger to criticise VAR in post-match press conference
3/1 Wenger and Steve Bould both to wear headsets during the match
100/1 Alexis Sanchez to reveal a vest saying ‘goodbye’ during the match
1000/1 Antonio Conte to be accompanied by a Jose Mourinho voodoo doll in his dugout
1000/1 Wenger to be caught trying to sneak into the Arsenal dugout wearing a fake moustache
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* All prices correct at time of posting.