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Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has hit out over paper allegations

Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has hit out over paper allegations

Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has hit out over paper allegations

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken out after allegations concerning his private life were carried in a national newspaper.

The football manager said the claims were a "serious matter" that he wished to deal with "privately".

Arsenal Football Club echoed the sentiment, calling for Wenger and his family's privacy to be respected.

The comments follow a front page article in The Sun containing allegations surrounding the 61-year-old's personal life.

Responding to the story, Wenger said in a statement: "This is a very serious matter. I do not intend to make any comment and wish to deal with the matter privately."

A club statement read: "Arsenal Football Club considers the allegations concerning our manager Arsene Wenger strictly a private matter and we ask that the privacy of Arsene and his family be respected."

PA