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Stoke and Arsenal managers bury the hatchet

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has told Sky Sports News there is no lingering animosity between him and Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger. The Gunners suffered defeat at the Britannia Stadium in November and Wenger accused Stoke's men of deliberately trying to injure his team.

Pulis, though, has stressed that he has no issue with Wenger while revealing a touching gesture made by the Gunners coach.

"He sent me a lovely letter when I did the marathon, and also sent us an autographed shirt for the trust," Pulis told Sky Sports News.

"That was very, very kind of him."

Pulis also leapt to the Frenchman's defence over recent fans criticism.

He added: "Supporters have got to be very careful. They get spoilt. Wenger is a top, top manager.

"We are in a competitive sport and what Wenger has done at Arsenal has been remarkable. He has built the structure of the football club.

"Not just on the pitch, but off the pitch. Not only has he put an identity on that football club, but he is now renowned throughout the world."

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