After victory over Fulham, O'Neill again branded Wenger's assertion as "silly".
He said: "We thought about putting Ashley Young in a bear suit.... Our players can play, there's no doubt it.
"We have centre-backs who are as comfortable with the ball at their feet as any pairing in the Premier League.
"We definitely can play the ball. Perhaps the comment was overblown at the time.
"Had I really reflected on the comment and given it overnight thought, I wouldn't have even mentioned it. But it was a silly thing to say."