Date: 15th August 2014 at 2:41pm
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Arsene Wenger admits he was surprised by the ? well ? surprising events that led to Tony Pulis walking out on Crystal Palace just two days before the start of the season.

When Pulis joined Palace last season they were in dire straights and almost certain to go down, but playing his “unique” brand of football the baseball capped slaphead accomplished the unlikely and kept Palace up.

Now with less than 48 hours to go before Arsene Wenger men host Pulis`s former team on the opening day of the season they now find themselves managerless after the chronic whinger walked out.

Much to Arsene`s surprise.

“It was a complete surprise to me and what kind of consequence that will have on Crystal Palace, I don’t know,” the manager said on the official website.

“The only thing we can do is prepare ourselves to face a tough opponent and I think the importance of the game, plus the fact that it’s the first game of the season, means Crystal Palace will be focused and motivated.

“[Pulis] did a remarkable job last season and he made a miracle. I don’t really know why he left but it took me by surprise.
“You can always be surprised. I was at a manager’s meeting on Monday with Tony Pulis and nothing indicated that he would not be here [on Saturday].”

Many speculate that Pulis was frustrated by a lack of transfer, I just think he was too afraid to face the Mighty Gunners.

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