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Arsenal boss Wenger denies criticising Chelsea

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is unhappy with comments from Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack after Sunday's defeat.

In the aftermath of the game at Stamford Bridge, Wenger congratulated Chelsea on their efficiency, but said "we didn't get a demonstration of football".

Ballack responded by claiming Wenger "always says things like this when he loses to find an excuse" - and the Frenchman has now accused the media of misrepresenting the tone of his post-match press conference.

He said: "I was full of compliment and praise for Chelsea after the game.

"I find it completely unfair from the press that you take one word from my press conference to turn it.

"You did that at Villa, you did that at Chelsea. If you look at the intent of my press conference it was positive to the opponent."

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