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Wenger's F-word outburst at club v country row

<strong>ARSENAL</strong> VS <strong>STANDARD LIEGE</strong><br /><br />FURIOUS Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger launched a four-letter outburst last night as he urged his players to put World Cup ambitions to one side and focus on revitalising the Gunners&rsquo; silverware challenge. The usually erudite Frenchman, speaking ahead of tonight&rsquo;s Champions League visit of Standard Liege, erupted in response to a question about fit-again winger Theo Walcott&rsquo;s chances of making the England squad for next summer&rsquo;s finals.<br /><br />&ldquo;The guy asks me if it&rsquo;s an important season because Theo is going to the World Cup. For f**k&rsquo;s sake, the World Cup is in June. Is he on holiday until 11 June? You cannot be serious,&rdquo; Wenger said.<br /><br />&ldquo;Theo doesn&rsquo;t even know if he will go to the World Cup. Let&rsquo;s do well for Arsenal. A guy who wins with his club goes to the World Cup and has a good chance to win. But the players are not afraid of you if you do f**k all during the season.&rdquo;<br /><br />Wenger&rsquo;s men slipped to a shock defeat at Sunderland on Saturday just days after a host of Gunners stars returned from international duty. <br /><br />Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas, who is trying to establish himself as a first choice for Spain ahead of the tournament, insists he is prioritising his club career. &ldquo;I can understand the boss&rsquo;s point. He wants Arsenal to do well, the national team is secondary,&rdquo; said Fabregas. &ldquo;My first priority is to play for Arsenal, to play well and to win titles.&rdquo;<br /><br />Fabregas, 22, also dismissed recent speculation about a return to Barcelona by hinting he could see out his career at Arsenal. &ldquo;You never know what your career will bring but why not?&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m in my seventh season now and I&rsquo;m really happy, better than ever.&rdquo;<br /><br />Wenger is without injured strikers Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner for a Group H fixture that could see them book their place in the last 16. Abou Diaby, Gael Clichy and Johan Djourou are all still sidelined too, but England Under-21 left-back Kieran Gibbs is likely to start after recovering from a foot injury.