Patrice Evra lays into 'crisis' club Arsenal ahead of Manchester visit
• Evra describes Arsenal as 'a football training centre'
Arsène Wenger has reacted angrily to taunts from the Manchester United defender Patrice Evra that Arsenal are merely a "training centre" and a club in crisis, accusing the defender of being disrespectful and running scared.
Before Monday's top-of-the-table Premier League game between the sides at Old Trafford, Evra mocked Arsenal for failing to win a trophy since 2005 despite playing attractive football.
The Frenchman told Canal Plus, the TV station: "For me Arsenal is a football training centre. You watch the match, you enjoy it, but are you going to win a title afterwards? That's what people remember. It has been five years since they won anything and for a big club like Arsenal that is a crisis.