Burnley’s manager Sean Dyche hopes to have a career like Arsene Wenger.

Of course, the manager of Saturday’s opposition also spoke about fans wanting to win more trophies and the tabloids have used that as a chance to say he’s telling Arsenal fans to layoff Wenger – but that’s not what he said at all.

Nor did he say that they should be grateful for what they have as the Daily Star are reporting.

Ho hum, that’s how it all works these days I guess.

Speaking to the press ahead of the game at Turf Moor on Saturday evening, Dyche said “They’re a fine side, who keep progressing despite what people say.

“Arsene seems to get questioned, I don’t know why, I think the job he’s done is terrific.

“Of course, I’m aware fans would like to have won more trophies in recent years but, as a young manager aspiring to progress in the game, I look at people like him thinking ‘you haven’t done badly if you have a career like his’.”

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND – APRIL 05: Manager Sean Dyche of Burnley looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on April 5, 2015 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

It’s also interesting to note one of the biggest critics of Wenger over recent years has been the media yet, once again, they take no responsibility for the role they have played in turning a section of the Arsenal support against the manager.

If they had done their job properly and explained the truth about the situation at Arsenal – the stadium move and the restriction that placed on their ability to spend money and compete at the very top level – rather than bang on about how long it’s been since the club won a trophy (11 months) then there’s every chance that more fans would see what a fantastic job the Arsenal manager has done under very unique circumstances.

But that would be too much like actual reporting and less like generating controversy to garner clicks.

When do we get to stop calling these people ‘journalists‘?

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