London, Aug 29(ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that UEFA's decision to charge his striker Eduardo is "a witch hunt" and the club will defend him.
"It is a witch hunt. What else is it? If you take all the games in Europe every week I will give you 10 cases where UEFA can charge a player," The Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.
"We will defend our player. We will take it as far as we can. I am 100 per cent against diving but this is a complete disgrace. We will not accept the way UEFA has treated this case," he added.
UEFA had decided to take action against the Croatian striker after Scottish FA chief Gordon Smith called for strict action against cheating.
"People have reacted emotionally. This case has been ruled by the media and emotionally by the Scottish FA. Scottish people are working at UEFA. This case is more sensitive because they have more influence there," Wenger said.
"Do you now charge every defender who tries to cheat the referee? Why not? How many defenders pull the shirt of a striker?" he added.
Eduardo has been charged with "deceiving the referee" and could face a two-game ban if UEFA finds him guilty in a hearing that is scheduled on Tuesday.
Wenger further said that debate should be on whether it was a penalty or not, rather than judging whether Eduardo is a cheat or not. (ANI)