Defiant Wenger dismisses critics after Villa draw with Arsenal
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at his critics after his side fell 10 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United on Saturday.
Aston Villa held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw and Wenger's decision to replace striker Olivier Giroud with midfielder Francis Coquelin late in the game at Villa Park was met by chants of "you don't know what you're doing" from the visiting supporters.
Wenger was asked for the reasons behind the substitution in light of the reaction of the Arsenal fans but insisted he did not need to provide an explanation for his managerial decisions.
"I will not explain every decision I make, you judge the game for the papers and I sit here and explain to you our game," Wenger said. "You can discuss every substitution. You think what you want. I do my job and I let people judge it. I do that every day and I do my best every day. I know why I do it.