“You cannot say it is football any more,” Wenger said.
“It is more rugby on the goalkeepers than football (in reference to Stoke's style of play)
"When you see the way Shawcross kicked Heurelho Gomes, how Robert Huth pushed Gomes in the goal, you cannot say that is football anymore.”
"If the referees allow that, you cannot accept it because that has nothing to do with the game."
Pulis said: "The club is desperately disappointed with the comments which Wenger has come out with, especially the comments about Shawcross. We think they are out of order, and you don't expect it from a person of Wenger's esteem."
"The club will deal with it in the right and proper manner."
When the issue was put to Pulis he said: "To say he was doing it as a sidetrack to influence the referee, you've said it. I've just agreed with you."
Pulis continued: "He's entitled to his opinion. We've fought two world wars to be a free country. We've all got different opinions and we must let people say what they say. Whether you agree with it or disagree with it, that's a different matter.
"What he said about Ryan was very, very poor and the football club will take that matter up."
"It is down to the referee. I believe that in some situations the goalkeepers are not protected. You cannot have players whose main role is to stop the goalkeepers from catching the ball or going for the ball."