Arsene Wenger mocked Paul Merson during his press conference this morning.
The ex-Gunner started the war of words after suggesting Harry Redknapp is more tactically astute than Arsene Wenger.
Merson, who played more than 300 games for Arsenal during his career, made the extraordinary claim while appearing on Sky One show, A League Of Their Own, leaving Gunners fans bemused.
During his press conference today, the Arsenal manager was asked to comment on the Sky Sports pundit making a return to football, to which Wenger replied: “We speak about professional football here.”
Wenger's put down of Merson here
Merson had claimed that Wenger could learn a thing or two from former Tottenham boss Redknapp.
“People say he’s [Redknapp] a wheeler-dealer and it’s so disrespectful,” Merson said on Sky One’s A League of Their Own.
“Tactically, he’s one of the best I’ve worked with. If Arsene Wenger had Harry Redknapp’s tactical nous, Arsenal would win the league.”
Wenger has lifted the Premier League three times during his Arsenal tenure, including going an entire season unbeaten.
Meanwhile Harry Redknapp who was recently sacked by Championship side Birmingham City is yet to win the Premier League.
Arsenal fans have been loving Wenger’s comeback…
Wenger not in the mood to talk about Paul Merson's 'comeback': "We speak about professional football."
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) October 12, 2017
I get the feeling Paul Merson thinks he himself is better than Arsene Wenger.
Man's suffering delusion of grandeur.
— IslingtonGoonerAFC (@Born_a_gooner) October 12, 2017
Wenger big put down to Merson return. "We speak about professional football here." Insists he doesn't want Xmas Eve k/o later than 2pm.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) October 12, 2017
So Paul Merson got invited to a comedy show to badmouth Wenger and Arsenal. I think that tells us more abt what ppl think of him and views.
— ΜċGεε (@Labo_Goon) October 12, 2017
The more utter bollocks Paul Merson talks, the more I love him, because it gets the Wenger Ozil yer da Hipster twat movement so upset.
— MB (@1burnm) October 11, 2017
I'm hardly Wenger's biggest fan but Harry Redknapp has ZERO tactical nous. Merson must be on the powder again
— Andrew Mullins (@andrewjmmullins) October 12, 2017