Ex-Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Slams Man City Back Kyle Walker

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Major shots fired by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger today. The Frenchman has branded England full back Kyle Walker as “not a real defender.” Walker, who plays primarily as a right back for his club Manchester City, is the Achilles heel of this England side, according to the Frenchman.

While slamming the former Tottenham Hotspur defender, Wenger also praised Spurs and England man Eric Dier as an unsung hero of sorts for Three Lions.

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“The point is that he is not a real defender, and especially not a central defender,” Wenger said in an interview with beIN SPORTS. “He can be subject to defensive mistakes, which he would not pay for when he plays on the right.

“That’s why the sacrificed player, who nobody talks about, who had played all the games before, is [Tottenham’s Eric] Dier, because he can play in the middle as a centre-back and he can play in midfield as well. And until now, I don’t know why, he has not been used at all.”

Wow, shade is definitely thrown there by Wenger. You can bet that England manager Gareth Southgate will have a very spirited response to this inflammatory commentary. England are already through to the knockout round, with Thursday’s clash against Belgium to determine the group winner. However, both sides are expected to rest some of their stars, which will make that game much less exciting than it sounds.

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Arsene Wenger has yet to reveal his future plans are, and it’s likely he hasn’t decided on his next job after Arsenal as of right now.

For a link to more light-hearted Kyle Walker and Eric Dier news, watch this video they were a part of which is going viral right now.

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