By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger admits that his rare show of anger at Anfield on Sunday could have turned against him.

The Arsenal manager was fuming at half-time after watching his Arsenal side fall behind against Liverpool. But his strong words during the interval inspired his players to turn their deficit into a priceless 2-1 victory.

Wenger's outburst did the trick last weekend but the Frenchman believes that it could easily have turned against him.

"The problem with anger is that you can create some damage that you cannot repair," said Wenger.

"For example, even if it is not damage, other people make you feel you have done damage. For example, the Phil Brown incident with Hull [when he conducted his half-time team talk on the pitch at Manchester City], has that created their blip afterwards?

"Nobody knows but people accused him of that. But at the moment [of deciding to show your anger] you would think 'why not?'

"In this job you want to win football games, you want the right attitude. I do not question the attitude of my players because they want to win but you are in a position where you have to try to help them to win. The difficulty for us is sometimes how do you think you can help them?

"It can always go the other way, you can lose 6-1. It is like that, we live on a volcano."

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16 Dec 2009