Arsenal boss Wenger: English players copying foreign divers

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is disappointed seeing English players now diving.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is disappointed seeing English players now diving.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has been lambasted by his fellow pros for the way he won a penalty in yesterday's win over Aston Villa.

Wenger said: “Yes, foreign players brought this into the English game. But I must say the English players learn quickly.

“The foreign players have brought good and bad things. In England you respected two things — that you got well kicked but, on the other side, that they did not go down for nothing.

“Another thing I admired here in England is that you never surrounded the referees to give a yellow card to somebody else, you let the referee make a decision. But that has gone as well. Not everywhere, but there is a trend now to surround the referee and give a yellow card — and that never happened when I arrived.”

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