BBC Sport - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger responds to Alisher Usmanov comments

Wenger responds to Usmanov criticism

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responds to criticism of him by club shareholder Alisher Usmanov by joking that he no longer "understands what crisis means".

Usmanov claimed the Gunners were not competitive, needed strengthening in all positions and that Wenger could not take criticism.

But the Frenchman hit back, saying in "the 18 years I'm here I have shown that I can take criticism" and that "this team will have a very strong season".

Arsenal are second in their Champions League group with seven points and face Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday having slipped to seventh in the domestic table after consecutive Premier League defeats.

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