The Arsenal boss disappeared down the tunnel at the end of his side’s comprehensive 3-0 defeat without the customary acknowledgment of his opposite number.
Wenger’s quickstep into the CoMs tunnel left Hughes grasping fresh air as he went to offer thanks for what was a fast paced exciting last eight encounter settled only by three superb second half goals from the Blues.
He was more stunned than angry by the gesture after a game that was in no way contentious despite six yellow cards for the visitors and eight in all.
“I was a little bit surprised that Arsene didn’t shake hands at the end of the game,” declared the Blues boss.
“I have been to the Emirates and been beaten 6-2 and I seem to recall that I shook his hand at the end. That’s what you have to be; you have to be a little bit gracious in defeat and victory.
“I like to think that I am. On this occasion Arsene wasn’t.”