Andre Villas Boas has responded to accusations from Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny that his side lack quality saying the criticism would have more effect if it came from a fan.
After the Poland international chose to speak out against Spurs, Villas Boas questioned whether a player was entitled to harbour so much hatred towards his side’s north London rivals.
He said: “I think it would have been a little more tolerable if it had come from a genuine Arsenal fan.
“He is an Arsenal player who is probably passing by to another club, or who is not going to stay there for life. If he means exactly those words from the heart… he doesn’t, for sure.
“It would be a little more realistic from a famous Arsenal fan to come out with those words. From an Arsenal player, I don’t think it has that kind of effect on us.”
Piers Morgan will presumably take that as further evidence that his word on all things Arsenal is, as he suspected, to be taken as gospel.