ARSENE WENGER once dropped Ray Parlour because he headbutted a bar, the Arsenal icon has revealed.
Parlour made 455 appearances for the Gunners after coming through the club’s academy.
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He was also a member of Arsenal’s Invincibles team during the 2003/04 season.
However, Wenger once dropped him after a drinking session got out of hand.
Parlour has revealed how the legendary Arsenal boss found out he had ended the night by headbutting a bar.
Speaking to LuckyBlock.com, he explained: “He [Wenger] wasn’t the sort of man to fall out with really.
“He’d leave you out though. I remember I got left out once because I think I went over the top a little bit in the week.
“I remember I headbutted a bar, believe it or not. I got tangled up in the stool, somehow headbutted the bar and he found out about it.
“He left me out for a game or so but he was such a nice man and he would always try to do the best for you.
“You’d run through a brick wall for him but I could argue I’d do it for any manager because I wanted Arsenal to be the best team they could be and I was an Arsenal fan.”
Parlour is known for his drinking session as a player, including one which left team-mate Gilles Grimandi fearing for his life.
He has also tucked into giant cocktails and “Cobra bombs” on social media since retiring.
The 50-year-old former midfielder made 25 league appearances during the Incinvibles campaign.
Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League triumph was his third title and one of 11 major trophies won with the club.
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