Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has been clean of doping in football since he started his coaching career. His comments come after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) labelled doping allegations against Russia.
Arsenal lost 2-1 away to Dinamo Zabreb in their first UEFA Champions League group stage and investigations have revealed that the Croatia outfit’s midfielder Arijan Ademi has failed a doping test with reports indicating that he would face disciplinary hearing on 19 November should his B-sample is positive.
Arsene Wenger who is the current Premier League manager of the month for October award winner after clinching all three points from Man United, Watford United, Everton, and Swansea City, praised his conscientiousness in football and believes some clubs his side has faced do not abide by the rules and regulations of the game.
“I try to be faithful to the values that I believe to be important in life and to pass them on to others.
“In 30 years as a manager, I’ve never had my players injected to make them better. I never gave them any product that would help enhance their performance.
“I’m proud of that. I’ve played against many teams that weren’t in that frame of mind. For me, the beauty of sport is that everyone wants to win, but there will only be one winner.
Arsene Wenger also added that less attention is been paid to match losers (clubs) who stays clean where as winners who cheats are hailed without checking methods.
“We have reached an era in which we glorify the winner, without looking at the means or the method.
“And, 10 years later we realise the guy was a cheat. And during that time, the one that came second suffered. He didn’t get recognition. And, with all that’s been said about them, they can be very unhappy.” Wenger told L’Equipe.
Arsenal are second to league leaders Manchester City with a better goal difference on the Premier League table with 26 points and will play away to Westbromwich Albion after the international break before playing home to Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League