Morgan labels Arsenal display as ‘absolute disgrace’ and accuses Wenger of lying
Piers Morgan vents his frustration after Arsenal's 3-2 loss to Olympiacos in the Champions League
Piers Morgan has launched a fresh scathing attack on Arsene Wenger after Arsenal’s shock 3-2 loss to Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Gunners slumped to a surprise defeat at Emirates Stadium to leave them bottom of Group F, having taken no points from their opening two games.
Wenger has faced criticism for his decision to drop Petr Cech and play David Ospina in goal, with the Arsenal boss claiming that he did not want to “gamble” on an injury concern surrounding the former Chelsea star.
However, Arsenal shareholder and celebrity fan Morgan has blasted Wenger once again after the European defeat.
Morgan said on talkSPORT on Wednesday morning: “That is the worst performance I’ve seen by Arsenal in Europe in Wenger’s entire tenure.
“I have persistently said that I see no evidence of this ‘progress’ and this ‘great leap forward’ that we’re supposedly making and I point to last night as what I’m talking about.
“This was a diabolical performance. I thought they outplayed us for large parts of the game. With the exception of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez, I thought our players lacked any of the heart and desire you would expect from an Arsenal team in a European game.
“But Wenger always has a great excuse, whether it’s the stadium, his spending, the board, or the weather – there’s always some excuse that doesn’t involve Arsene Wenger. Last night, the excuses ended – it’s him.
“Cech wasn’t injured. For a 100 per cent fact, Cech was not injured – he was dropped.
“I’ve also been told by a very good source that Ospina has been guaranteed games like the one last night, which is why he played. If that is true, it’s an absolute disgrace. But the dropping of Cech is an absolute disgrace.”
Walcott pulled the Gunners back level in the first half with a neat finish after Felipe Pardo’s opener, before Ospina fumbled the ball over the line to hand the visitors the lead heading into half-time.
Sanchez headed in an equaliser in the 65th minute but Alfred Finnbogason poked the visitors ahead once again just 59 seconds later.