By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has no intention of stopping his players going on the pitch after games at Emirates Stadium - because it is good for team spirit.
Cesc Fabregas watched Tuesday night's FA Cup win over Hull City from behind the substitutes bench but entered the field of play at the final whistle to celebrate with his team-mates.
In his post-match press conference, Hull manager Phil Brown accused Fabregas of spitting at assistant boss Brian Horton in the tunnel as the teams went off. He went on to criticise the Spaniard's appearance on the pitch - in both a physical and sartorial sense - because Fabregas was not involved in the game.
The topic cropped up at Wenger's pre-match press conference on Friday and the Frenchman was asked whether he would change Arsenal's post-match protocol in light of Tuesday's events.
“No," replied Wenger.
"Why? You know, you want the team spirit, you want the players to be together, you want the players who do not play to be happy, as well, and to share it with the players who played.
“And, on the other side, you cannot say that they do not turn up, they are sitting behind me. I think [it is part of the captain's job]."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 20 Mar 2009