Alan Pardew claimed it would not bother him losing 4-0 to Arsenal with Newcastle having clinched safety.
But as you would expect, Wenger took the Toon chief’s comments with a pinch of salt.
He said: “I take that as a relief from being safe.
“You know that reality kicks in afterwards. A game is a game. Newcastle will play their normal game and sometimes you have to take a distance from this kind of statement.”