Arsene Wenger accused of 'moaning like a drain' by Premier League managers

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London, Dec. 18 (ANI): Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has accused Arsene Wenger of "moaning like a drain" after the Arsenal boss complained about the Wolverhampton Wanderers team and the Premier League fixture schedule.

Wenger had expressed his unhappiness over the schedule that made Arsenal go to Burnley on Wednesday and then on Saturday to face Hull City, who had no midweek match.

The Gunners boss also criticized Wolves manager Mick McCarthy for causing "a problem for the international credibility of the Premier League" by making 10 midweek changes against Manchester United.

"Wenger is moaning like a drain because it doesn't suit Arsenal. He ain't moaning because it doesn't suit Stoke...The players Mick played, most of them are seasoned professionals - he hasn't played the youth team. There is one important point here and that is that Mick McCarthy will do whatever he thinks is best for Wolves," The Telegraph quoted Pulis, as saying.

"No disrespect to Wenger or any foreign manager but I don't think there's nothing wrong with asking professional athletes to perform twice in three or four days. Sometimes it goes for you, sometimes against," he added.

Hull City manager Phil Brown added: "We have had a free time of it, so everyone tells me - but as far as we are concerned it has been nose to the grindstone. This league is physiologically brutal. It does take its toll, there is no doubt. Rest and recuperation is key."

"We've probably [got] the third or fourth smallest squad in the league. In the top half some of these teams boast 50 or 60 players. With that in mind I can't see any problem with two or three games a week. Games are the best way to keep fit," he added.

Of McCarthy, Brown said: "I think Mick is well within his rights. I know it was drastic, the fact he made 10 changes, but who is to say what is Mick's strongest team? (ANI)

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