He said: “I have seen some horrible tackles this season and I don’t think the punishment is sufficient. Kevin Nolan’s tackle on Victor Anichebe the other week was horrendous… It concerns me when I see someone jumping in like a mad guy as we have some players who weigh 90 kilos and can run the 100 metres in 11 seconds. If they jump in they completely destroy an opponent.”
OTP couldn’t agree more. So allow us to guide you through Arsene Wenger’s top five horror tackles – prime examples of the sort of thing we don’t want to see in our game anymore.
1. Thierry Henry on David Weir
2. Emmanuel Eboue on Patric Evra
3. Robin Van Persie on Thomas Sorensen
4. Robin Van Persie on Alen Orman
5. Abou Diaby on John Terry
Patrick Vieira omitted because he would need his own list (and his horror tackles were largely pre-YouTube!).