Arsene Wenger is set to be investigated by the FA over comments he made with regards to doping in football, and the Frenchman is going to have to explain exactly what he meant by what he said, as reported by The Evening Standard.
The Standard cites L’Equipe Sport, who published an interview with Arsene Wenger.
“I try to be faithful to the values that I find important in life and to transmit them to others,” Wenger is quoted as saying.
“In 30 years of my coaching career, I never got one of my players injected to be more efficient.
“I never gave them a product that can improve performance. It is about pride. I’ve played against a lot of teams that were not in this state of mind.”
Wenger clearly suggests that he’s regularly come up against teams that were involved in doping, and the FA need him to clarify what he means by this.
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Having already come up against a player who doped earlier this season – Dinamo Zagreb’s Arijan Ademi giving a positive result after our loss in the Champions League – Wenger is obviously correct when he says he’s come up against doping scandals before.
He suggests it’s been far more than a one off though, which is obviously what the FA want to discuss with him.
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We need to be stamping doping and illegal substances out of the game, so anyone who the FA feel have any information about it will naturally be questioned. Wenger is in no way in any trouble over his comments, but will still be interrogated by the FA.