I like Arsene Wenger and admire what he has done at Arsenal over the years, but sometimes I think he needs reminding that football is still a man's game.
Yet again we've been subjected to the Frenchman moaning about his side being roughed up, indeed that certain players had set out to deliberately hurt some of his own. But once again I don't agree with him.
What Wenger said in the wake of his side's defeat at Stoke was totally unjustified, a view that is backed up by watching replays of the two challenges he was referring to.
The way I see it, Theo Walcott damaged his (already weak) shoulder all on his own when he fell to the floor awkwardly following a mistimed challenge by Rory Delap.
And Emmanuel Adebayor was injured after an admittedly poor tackle from Ryan Shawcross, but I'm sure similar challenges were replicated numerous times across the country on the same weekend, only without the same outcry.
Attempted maimings? I don't think so. Misjudgements, yes, but deliberate attempts to injure fellow professionals? Absolutely not.
Wenger's argument lacks credibility - how can he have failed to say anything at the time yet come out a few days later to denounce Stoke's 'roughhouse' tactics? Especially when television evidence proves the tackles to have been poorly timed and nothing more.
Wenger doesn't like to lose - that's why he's been so successful over the years - but it seems as though every time his side falls to defeat, there are other reasons for it than his own side's failings.
A more gracious time for him to highlight any grievances he may have with the opposition would be following victory, not defeat. By doing that he would be able to prove his side are talented enough to overcome any perceived injustices and come out on top.
That stance would be a far better advert for the game.
You have to question his tactics on this issue. He has nothing to gain by coming out and saying things as he has done; there is no common sense to it.
Arsenal were physically and mentally beaten by Stoke within the laws of the game, that's all there is to it.
You can't help but get the feeling Wenger wants football to become a non-contact sport, much in the same way as basketball is.
But that's a dangerous road to go down; the day we reach a situation like that is the day I - and many others, I'm sure - will stop watching football.