Arsene Wenger: Unlike Roy Hodgson, I've never smoked a shisha pipe

Gunners manager made the comments after Roy Hodgson's recent admission

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Unlike Roy Hodgson, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he has never smoked a shisha pipe.

England manager Hodgson yesterday admitted he had smoked a shisha pipe in the past, after he was asked about Jack Wilshere's recent smoking controversy, when the midfielder was pictured holding a shisha pipe on a recent night out.


Hodgson said yesterday when asked about Wilshere: "As an ex-cigar smoker, when I tried it [shisha] I thought it was a complete nonsense, I couldn’t understand who would do it.

"Apart from a faint fruity taste in your mouth that was about the end of it."

Wenger has been pictured smoking in the past (see Vine below), but said today that smoking the fruit-flavoured tobacco was something he had never tried.

"Some people must love it because they do it," Wenger told reporters ahead of this weekend's FA Cup fixture against Middlesbrough.

"I never tried, so I cannot tell you anything about that."