By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger admits he made some "excessive" comments about Martin Taylor following Saturday's game at St Andrews.

Passions were running high during the Arsenal manager's post-match press conference after a game in which Eduardo sustained a broken leg from the Birmingham defender's challenge and the visitors let two points slip in the final seconds due to a debatable penalty. 

Wenger was strident in his view on Taylor's tackle but later he re-assessed his own viewpoint.

"It was a highly emotional afternoon and we were all shocked by the injury to Eduardo," he said. "On reflection, I feel that my comments about Martin Taylor were excessive.  I said what I did immediately after the game, in the heat of the moment."



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Richard Clarke 23 Feb 2008