Wenger reacts to Tuchel’s decision to sub off Hudson-Odoi just 30 minutes after coming in against Southampton

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It was a bizarre scene to witness Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel sub off Callum Hudson-Odoi just 30 minutes after coming in as a substitute in the Premier League clash against Southampton.

Tuchel believes that it was the right call to make and slammed Hudson-Odoi’s attitude after coming on.

For former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, it was a difficult decision to make as he revealed that he only did it once in his managerial career.

Back in 2008 Emmanuel Eboue was hauled off after a nightmare performance at home to Wigan, and Wenger admitted that Eboue was completely lost in that game.

“I’ve done it once in my life really because I was scared to lose the game because the guy was completely lost,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS.

“Basically he [Hudson-Odoi] played in a Christmas tree, in that position behind the central striker which became Werner in the second half and he [Hudson-Odoi] never found the right position in there.

“I see him more in a wide position and he was not in the game.

“Was he the guy especially to take off? He didn’t do a lot of positives and not a lot of negatives as well.”

Wenger was also asked whether he was reluctant to replace a substitute because of the impact it may have on the player, Wenger replied: “When you know the character of the player, yes. ‘But what is dominant first is the result of the team.”

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