We all know journalists are specialists at taking a quote and then creating a story out of it, generally missing the whole point (perhaps deliberately). But sometimes, the contradictions are just too blatant. Check out the Mail’s preview of the Arsenal-Spurs tie:
The bad news for the Tottenham skipper is that Arsene Wenger is set to abandon his policy of fielding his reserves and play a near full-strength team in tonight’s Carling Cup semi-final second leg at White Hart Lane.
Really? That would be against everything Wenger’s said, so I wonder if they’ve got any quotes to back that up? Scroll down a little, and you find Wenger’s comments:
“I will rotate the squad which means those that didn’t play on Saturday will play at Tottenham. I will put the younger players out and have experienced ones on the bench because the squad has been reduced. On the bench you might find a high number of Premier League players.”
So not a ‘near full-strength team’ at all, then. Glad we’ve cleared that up.