Wenger says footballers cannot replicate respect shown in sumo wrestling

• Arsenal manager was reacting to Manchester derby tunnel bust-up
• Emirates coach says footballers cannot always be angels off the pitch

Arsène Wenger doesn’t believe it is realistic to expect footballers to “commit 200% on the pitch and be an angel after”. Speaking in relation to the hullabaloo over the celebrations that bubbled up with reports of high emotions in the tunnel at the Manchester derby at the weekend, the Arsenal manager was reminded of his time watching sumo wrestling when he was manager of Japanese side Grampus Eight for a totally different experience of those twin imposters of success and failure.

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