By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Arsene Wenger reportedly had an angry exchange of words with Southampton counterpart Ronald Koeman on Tuesday night.
The rival managers were involved in a tunnel bust-up after Arsenal were held to a goal-less draw by the Saints at Emirates Stadium.
Frenchman Wenger is said to have confronted referee Lee Mason and accused him of missing a string of key decisions during Arsenal’s stalemate.
According to a report in the Mirror, Wenger said: “It’s always the same with you.” But Koeman then saw the exchange and confronted Wenger before replying: “It’s always the same with you.”
It is believed that Koeman’s annoyance with Wenger dates back to complaints from the Arsenal man at the officials on the touchline during their 4-0 humiliation at defeat at Southampton on Boxing Day.
Wenger was angry after watching his team slip five points behind leaders Leicester as they endured a fourth Premier League match without a win.
Arsenal, who were the only top-six team not to win on Tuesday night, are now in fourth in the table after being leapfrogged by bitter rivals Tottenham, albeit only on goal difference.