|Big Sam in his Sunderland playing days|
"In saying people are trying to injure players he's trying, through the media, to influence referees."
"If you cast your mind back to when they were winning the league, they had more sendings-off and bookings than anyone else."
And in his latest swipe, the former Bolton boss said: "Arsene is almost, almost, affecting the officials so that you can't tackle an Arsenal player.
"It was much more apparent in my day when people used to go out to try to hurt an opponent every week, but today it very rarely happens.
|Wenger doesn't always see the other side of the argument.|
"My regret is that video evidence cannot be used in these cases afterwards," he said.