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Wenger On Paris Attacks

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken about the terror attacks in Paris. He was supposed to be at Stade de France as France played Germany.

Wenger ended up not going to the game after being late from a meeting, but he still felt the shock and horror that took place as several locations in Paris were attacked by terrorists.

“I was not at the game but I was not far from the event and I think everybody who was in Paris on Friday night was in shock,” Wenger told The Daily Mirror. “The whole city was shocked.

“France is, like England, a tolerant and generous country and to discover how much your own citizens hate you and hate the country is of course a huge shock for everybody. You wonder what is going on there. Why does this country get this kind of treatment?

“I believe at the moment nobody in France has found an answer or a real explanation for what’s going on and why, because what was targeted was the way of life, basically. Football, going out, listening to music. It’s more way of life that is targeted than any individual community.

“I was more under shock than fearful for my safety, but you could be scared of what was going on because it was four different places attacked in the centre of Paris so you don’t feel secure anywhere.

“I was late for an appointment, I was late to the stadium so I decided to watch the game in the hotel where I was. In the end in the hotel we were quite secure, but the streets were empty, completely empty.”

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