Date: 27th December 2016 at 2:54pm
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The main talking point of Arsenal’s Boxing Day meeting with West Brom was of course the late goal from Olivier Giroud to hand the Gunners a much needed three points at the Emirates Stadium.

At full time though we saw a ‘confrontation’ between teammates Gabriel Paulista and Lucas Perez – they didn’t look best pleased as they ‘exchanged words’ at the end of the 1-0 win.

However, in somewhat typical Arsene Wenger fashion the Arsenal boss said he hadn’t seen what happened but attributed fiery temperaments – not that he feels there was much to it in any case.

Speaking post-match Wenger – when asked if he knew what it was all about – was quoted by arsenal.com as saying.

‘No. I don`t know what it is about, I didn`t see it as well. But they have the South American temper, you know, and that can sometimes happen. I don`t think that anything bad happened.’

Adding the pair are ‘good friends’ off the pitch and this is already forgotten.

‘They are two good friends, very close to each other so that is already forgotten now.’

Nothing at all wrong with a bit of fiery passion is there! In fact – when this comes about in the right way, you can have a right way – this can actually be a good thing.

Perhaps a little more of this – again in a positive way – going forward will be helpful for the Gunners?

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