By Alex Taylor
Arsene Wenger’s brother has dismissed claims that the Arsenal boss and ex Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hated each other.
The two managerial greats often scrapped on the touch-line and delivered verbal shots at one another during the majority of their virtual two-decade rivalry.
Guy Wenger, Arsene’s older brother, watched the pair’s final showdown in 2013 at the Emirates and denied that the pair had a genuine issue with each other.
“People thought he and [Sir Alex] Ferguson hated each other,” Guy Wenger told the Telegraph. “Rubbish. I was with them. I think it was the last time Ferguson was at Arsenal with Manchester United. We drank two bottles of Bordeaux after the game.”
United and Arsenal have dominated the Premier League since its inception in 1992.
The two teams have long been rivals with the likes of Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira famously fighting with each other on the pitch, as well as off it.
Since Ferguson retirement Arsenal have gone on to win the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015.
Wenger will be hoping to further increase his trophy cabinet this term, too.
Arsenal have enjoyed a strong start to the season picking up 13 points from their first six games.
Wenger’s side will now travel to Turf Moor on Sunday to take on Burnley as they seek to collect their fifth win in five games.
In other Arsenal news, Gunners fans were delighted on Twitter with winger Theo Walcott after his performance against Basel on Wednesday evening.