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Last Updated: Friday, 29 February 2008, 15:23 GMT
Taylor apologised to me - Wenger
Arsene Wenger
Wenger will be without Eduardo for several months
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Birmingham's Martin Taylor apologised to him for the tackle which broke Gunners striker Eduardo's leg.

After saying he felt Taylor should never play football again, Wenger said: "He came to see me after the game and said it was completely accidental.

"I thought about it and said if it was accidental I had to retract my comment.

"We do not want to be a club who is seen to be wanting revenge or anything. We try to play football in a fair way."

Taylor has since received death threats and hate mail for the challenge, but Wenger refused to accept that his initial reaction had contributed to the public response.

He said: "I am responsible for what I say but I came out and retracted what I said. I didn't want to go overboard. I take that responsibility.

"But people who make death threats have to feel responsible for what they do. It is idiotic and not accepted but I do not want to be responsible for that."



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