Pep Guardiola says treatment of Arsene Wenger has been 'unacceptable'
By Mark Crellin
Last Updated: 20/02/17 12:05pm
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola thinks the recent criticism of his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger has been "unacceptable".
Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal for over 20 years but his position has come under intense scrutiny following last week's 5-1 Champions League hammering at Bayern Munich.
Guardiola, however, feels the criticism which has come the way of the Frenchman has been out of order and thinks he deserves more respect.
When asked about his decision to make eight changes for Saturday's 0-0 FA Cup fifth round draw at Huddersfield the City boss replied: "My friend, I take the decisions, you analyse my decisions.
"You have to take a decision before [the game], to the best solution. It was what I did. If you don't agree, you can write it.
"What I hear in the last 10 days, about how people, ex-players, journalists, treat Arsene Wenger is unacceptable.
"Our job, in that moment, doesn't have any respect for any position, so it is not respectable, what happened.
"That is why we take the decisions and you can say whatever you want."
Wenger is out of contract in the summer but said on Friday that he would not be retiring in the summer, even if it means managing a club other than Arsenal.
The Frenchman thinks he could remain a manager for another four years and says his preference would be to remain with Arsenal.