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The bad blood in the Arsenal-United rivalry runs deeper than you can imagine. Take the end of the Invincible winning sequence in 2004, the Battle of the Buffet, when Cesc Fabregas lobbed a pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson after a disputed penalty ended Arsenal’s record-breaking, 49-game unbeaten run.

‘Arsene is still niggled by that penalty decision all these years later,’ says David Dein, former Arsenal vice-chairman in his recent book Calling The Shots.

We all knew Wenger was a bad loser but the tale Dein tells in the wake of that decision illustrates just how bad.

Arsenal have been excellent this season and sit eight points clear at the top of the league

Arsenal have been excellent this season and sit eight points clear at the top of the league

‘Arsene and I used to philosophise about things,’ writes Dein. ‘He once came up with the line about when he dies and…



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