Arsenal - Wenger: Divers Must Be Banned
UK time is: 15:16:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wenger: Divers Must Be Banned

Arsene Wenger has spoken out against those that seek to gain an advantage by diving or 'simulating' on the pitch.

The premiership has recently seen a national campaign to eradicate this nasty little habbit, a campaign which Arsene supports.

“We have to fight it,” he said. “There is only one way to punish people diving obviously. [That’s] retrospectively [with] suspensions.

“Once a guy knows he might be punished he will not dive.

”We are all managers. Who can say that one of their players has never dived? Nobody can say that in our League.”

“I don’t think it is a major problem in our game. I believe that basically the competition is fair in England.

“But once it is in there it is difficult to get out.”

Before the Anti-Arsenal brigade jump on their high horse, Wenger knows that critisism has been levelled at some Arsenal players over the years, and contrary to popular belief, he is not blind, yet he makes these comments knowing some of his own players could be banned.

Susspension of the players who dive can only be good for the game.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 25 2006

Time: 10:07AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
With regards to Arsenal players diving, I think if Reyes stayed on his feet the best he could, he would be an awesome player. Don't get me wrong, he's a great player now, but the amount of times he goes to ground is very frustrating.
Report Abuse
25/03/2006 10:18:00

It's quite a revelation by Arsene, next he will be proposing longer bans for anyone receiving a red card!
Report Abuse
27/03/2006 09:31:00

You're only upset because half your team would be out ;)
Report Abuse
27/03/2006 10:41:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

The Arsenal Injury Table..Updated (Friday November 27 2015)

Infographic - Most Fouled....Sánchez (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Match Preview Arsenal vs Zagreb (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 25
2. Galway Gooner 18
3. 0716389009 16
4. Wyn Mills 6
5. Afcdc 4
6. Guyfox 2
7. phreddy 2
8. Nwankwo25 2
9. Pat Rick 1
10. Will-i-am10 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 13 8 4 1 8 28
2. Man Utd 13 8 3 2 10 27
3. Man City 13 8 2 3 14 26
4. Arsenal 13 8 2 3 12 26
5. Spurs 13 6 6 1 13 24
6. West Ham 13 6 3 4 4 21
7. Everton 13 5 5 3 8 20

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Gazza Backs Auction In Memory Of Sir Bobby
» Newcastle : 27/11/2015 14:18:01
Team news: Sunderland v Stoke: Wollscheid doubtful
» Stoke : 27/11/2015 14:00:00
Ruddy: I've Been Value For Money
» Norwich : 27/11/2015 13:39:00
Hart Out For Ten Days - Southampton Preview
» Man City : 27/11/2015 13:14:00
Silva Looks For Winning Return
» Man City : 27/11/2015 13:06:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Dinamo Zagreb
Suggested By:  
Cech 6%
Bellerin 0%
Kos 0%
BFG 0%
Monreal 3%
Flamini 0%
Cazorla 0%
Campbell 3%
Ozil 60%
Sanchez 28%
Giroud 0%
Debuchy 0%
Rambo 0%
Chambers 0%