Arsene Wenger is back discussing doping in the media this week, and wants to clarify a few things. Speaking exclusively to beIN sports today, Wenger called for blood testing in football, cast doubt on the likelihood of every player at the World Cup passing drugs test (as happened in Brazil in 2014) before stating that, in his humble opinion, there was no doping in the Premier League.
"I hope it is not a deep problem and I don’t think it is one. I don’t think in England, in the Premier League, I don’t see any signs of doping at all.”
The beIN sports inteview is far less prosaic than the highly-entertaining natter Wenger had with L'Equipe last week where he seemed to admit to witnessing biological dirty tricks in his time as a football manager, though of course, never at his own club.
In thirty 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.