Arsenal boss Emery answers journalist's phone call during press conference

By Mirror: Saturday, September 1st 2018 at 18:07 GMT +3 | Premier League
Arsenal boss Unai Emery answers phone call during press conference [Courtesy]

Unai Emery showed shades of Arsene Wenger - by answering a journalists phone during his Friday press conference.

New Arsenal boss Emery was talking about the weekend clash with Cardiff when a reporter's phone rang on the table in front of him.

The phone was being used to record Emery's words before a friend of the journalist rang at the wrong time.

Emery stopped what he was saying and asked if he could answer the phone.

Emery stopped what he was saying and asked if he could answer the phone [Courtesy]

"I don't know who it is. I am going to answer it. John Spencer. Can I answer?"

As a yes was fired back at him, he took the call.

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"Ok good morning. Hi, I am Unai Emery," he said.

"How are you?

"We are working."

But then Mr Spencer, who was on the end of the line, hung up, possibly not realising that he was actually speaking to Arsenal's manager.

Picking up a journalist's phone was an old trick performed by former boss Wenger back in 2016.

Although during the incident at the start of the 16/17 season, Wenger only threatened to answer the phone - as opposed to actually doing so.

He has also mocked answering a journalist's recorder in the past, quipping: "It's your wife!"

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