Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hit out at Arsene Wenger, telling the Arsenal boss to win more games instead of worrying about other teams.
Wenger bemoaned some teams being “on holiday” with nothing to play for late in the Premier League season, with Arsenal relying on others to claim a top-four finish.
Guardiola, whose side sit fourth ahead of hosting West Brom on Tuesday, was unhappy with Wenger.
“I don’t understand how the managers speak for other clubs and other teams. Ask Arsene, not me,” he said.
“The people who are hired are focused on their teams, they do what they have to do.
“I never saw one player in my life go on the pitch and not try to win the game and when the target is done, it’s done.
“But so if you don’t want that, win more games yourself, or qualify before or win the Champions League, and after we don’t have the problems for the other ones.”
Behind champions Chelsea and Tottenham, Liverpool (73 points, 37 games), City (72, 36) and Arsenal (69, 36) are chasing the final two top-four spots.