TIM Sherwood will forego traditional cup final ‘mind games’ in favour of subtly inferring that Arsene Wenger is unable to down a pint.
The Aston Villa manager revealed he would intimidate his Arsenal counterpart with pre-match pyschological warfare ‘based exclusively around classic bants’.
He said: “At every press conference from now until the FA Cup final, I will be doing my very best to tacitly infer that Arsene is a shit lad.”
Sherwood’s campaign of ‘mind banter’ will be a series of observations about Wenger, including his low alcohol tolerance and his massive, sleeping bag coat.
He added: “Then, in the week leading up to the game, I will post photos on Facebook of him next to Blanche from Coronation Street, with the caption: ‘Separated at birth lol ;-)’.”
Villa striker Christian Benteke said: “Tim has stopped coming to training in order to spend more time photoshopping Mr Wenger’s head into porn pictures.”