Arsene Wenger has counter the accusations remark made by Jose Mourinho that he deliberately lied over Alexandre Lacazette the possibility of Gunners striker ahead of last weekends clash between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Mourinho joked with reporters following Red Devil's 3-1 over Gunners at the Emirates on Saturday after the 26-year-old striker played 90 minutes, despite Wenger saying he would "certainly" miss the game.
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The 68-year-old French coach strongly hinted a few days before the match that his club-record signing Lacazette has eight goals in 15 Premier League appearances since joining from Lyon in the summer would play no part due to a groin injury sustained against Huddersfield Town.
Asked for a response to Mourinho's words, Wenger told reporters: "I thought he wouldn't play but in the end, he could play. What did you want me to do, to leave him at home?
"I'm always honest. I thought he wouldn't play, that was I had been told and after he had a test on Friday morning he went to the game and we were not sure if he would play. But, he tried and he played. That's part of football."
Arsenal host Bate Borisov in their final Europa League group game on Thursday, having already successfully sealed a place in the knockout stages by winning the group.
The North London with return
to Premier League ahead of the busy fixtures in December with back-back away trip to Southampton and West Ham before home
encounter to Newcastle.
Lacazette now has eight goals in 15 Premier League appearances since joining from Lyon in the summe