Tuesday 6 December 2016

Watch: Arsene Wenger brilliantly shows Roy Keane how to deal with ringing phone during press conference

Published 25/09/2016 | 12:05

Arsene Wenger pretends to answer a phone call during his press conference Twitter/@Arsenal
Arsene Wenger pretends to answer a phone call during his press conference Twitter/@Arsenal

Arsene Wenger was unsurprisingly in high spirits when he appeared for his post-match press conference after seeing his Arsenal side dispatch rivals Chelsea 3-0 in one of their most dominant displays during his 20-year reign as manager.

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Having secured his first victory over Chelsea since 2011, Wenger arrived to speak to the media with a halfway smile on his face, although that expression soon turned into a state of confusion when the Arsenal boss could hear a phone ringing near him.

Roy Keane has shown in the past that he is not a fan of phones ringing while a manager deals with the media from the top table. But Wenger had a much more humerous approach.

The noise transpired to be a Dictaphone replaying a recorded phone interview, but Wenger used the opportunity to share a light-hearted moment with those in the Emirates Stadium press conference room.

Identifying the guilty Dictaphone, Wenger held it to his ear before holding it out for the owner to come forward for a telling off.

“It’s for you,” one journalist told Wenger, with the Frenchman responding: “It’s your wife!”

However, another journalist quickly responded to Wenger with tongue-in-cheek by claiming: “It’s Jose.” Wenger went on to pretend to answer it, and it's fair to say that the result had certainly generated his good mood on Saturday evening.

Wenger smirked, while the rest of the room laughed, before the press conference continued and Wenger went on to hail “a great day”.

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