Arsene Wenger had to clarify his Europa league comments in his pre-Newcastle press conference.

The boss, whose comments were dripping with sarcasm as we reported, had to tell assembled reporters that he wasn’t being serious and still some of them didn’t seem to grasp what he meant as they asked if his comments had been ‘mistranslated‘.

Whether those in the media who reported it as Wenger *actually* saying Arsenal would be better off in the Europa league were just being deliberately stupid or it just came naturally to them is not clear at this point but anyone with half a brain just reading Wenger’s comments, let alone listening to them with the benefit of tone and inflection, could tell exactly what he meant.

Anyway, here he is clarifying something that didn’t actually need clarifying.