Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has risked the wrath of the FA after insinuating that there is a clear agenda by referees against his side.
The Gunners succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City yesterday, and our manager has not taken too kindly to the result.
We had three shouts for penalties which were all turned down
The French boss said: ‘We know we don’t get penalties. Look at the numbers and you will see.
‘We had last year the highest number of penalties against us at home by a mile and the lowest number for us. So I give you just the numbers. I don’t say anything else.’
Despite hinting at a conspiracy against his team, he then went onto admit the failings of his side, and admitted we must be better at defending.
‘I believe it’s the kind of night when you are angry because not only did we not score with the chances we had, but we made stupid mistakes centrally [for Jese Rodriguez’s goal],’ Wenger added.
‘First by losing the ball and then we didn’t defend properly.
‘Last week we conceded three goals from three shots. Today we have to look at ourselves.
‘The goal we conceded we were 100% guilty.
‘We made a stupid mistake for the goal and we were unlucky with some decisions.’
We’ve certainly been unlucky when it comes to certain decisions, but I think you have to keep those frustrations to yourself, as the FA will not take too kindly to the comments, and certainly won’t favour us in the future.
Do any of you believe there is a conspiracy against us? Should we have beaten Stoke comfortably? How many penalties should have been given to us?