• Why Arsene Wenger raised Viking sword aloft before friendly in Norway after managers exchanged gifts

    Why Arsene Wenger raised Viking sword aloft before friendly in Norway after managers exchanged gifts

    Arsene Wenger’s critics might think twice before chastising the Arsenal manager after he wielded a Viking sword ahead of Arsenal’s friendly in Norway.

    His team face Viking FK in a pre-season friendly and as the managers exchanged gifts before kick-off, a bemused Wenger took the sword and lifted it to the crowd.

    His counterpart Kjell Jonevret was handed a silver plate in return which, as pre-season presents go, cannot really compete with a medieval weapon.

    handed his opposite number a decorative silver plate […]