Date: 30th December 2007 at 1:00pm
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Arsene Wenger slammed Alan ‘elbows’ Shearer last night after the former Newcastle striker claimed Arsenal couldn’t win the Premiership playing beautiful football.

Shearer delivered his verdict after Arsenal’s 0-0 draw away to Portsmouth – a ground where both Liverpool and Manchester United also failed to get a result.

Wenger was not best pleased with Shearer’s words. Speaking to the Daily Star after Arsenal’s 4-1 demolition of Everton Arsene said: ‘The problem is that one guy can come out with a stupid idea and it becomes a common belief even though it is not confirmed by the facts.’

‘Listen, we have lost one game since the start of the season so I don`t know what`s wrong with that.

‘We have just played Tottenham, Chelsea and Portsmouth and have come away with seven points from that programme. That`s not a bad return.

‘Considering that everybody predicted we would be out of the top four this season, I feel we are well on schedule for success.’