By Giuseppe Muro
Arsène Wenger has no problem with his players using Twitter but doesn’t want it to be used as a platform to question referees.
The social networking website was in the news this week after Jack Wilshere commented about the performance of Phil Dowd in Arsenal’s 4-4 draw with Newcastle last Saturday.
Twitter is increasingly prominent in the media and a number of footballers are regular ‘tweeters’, including many of Arsenal’s first-team squad. Wenger can see the benefits of that but he doesn’t want a repeat of last weekend’s incident.
"I don't believe you can stop the players using it because everyone has the freedom to press his point,” said the manager.
“You want it to be intelligent in a good way, in a positive way. The players can get closer to the fans and that is one of the positive aspects of it.”
“But let the referee do his job and let us make sure that we are 100 per cent right with our attitude and behaviour,” he added.
“We do not want to get involved in referee's decisions, we want to take care of our attitude and behaviour.
“No matter what kind of decisions we had on Saturday we could have won the game and that is what we want to take care of.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 11 Feb 2011