Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has stated that he will not give Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a chance to complain about his team’s ‘rugby’ playing style when they play each other tomorrow, The Daily Star reports.
“We are a different team in the way we approach the game,” said Hughes. “I think Arsenal have got twice as many bookings as us, in any case.”
The former Manchester United striker is keen to end Arsenal’s good form this season but is happy that midfielder Aaron Ramsey has found his form.
He said: “For various reasons, I watched Arsenal a lot last season and Aaron was struggling. He has come back (from his broken leg against Stoke) and is now playing well.”
But Hughes said, “Whenever the sides meet, it is a topic of conversation but I do feel that it is time to move on. The boy has returned to a level that is better than he was at before. Now he’s probably one of the first names on the team sheet in a fine side that have a real chance of winning the title.”
Mark Hughes had a glittering playing career with stints in teams like Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Everton.