Arsene Wenger has claimed that Tottenham were given the advantage against Arsenal today, with a soft penalty and a let-off of a red card.
The Gunners succumbed to a 1-1 draw in today’s North London Derby with Spurs, and their manager has now claimed that the referee helped their opponents to earn their point.
The 67 year-old claimed that his opponents were given a soft penalty, which other officials would not have given, and also insists that Vincent Wanyama didn’t deserve to see the game out.
On the midfielder, Wenger said: “He was very lucky to stay on the pitch of course. There were a few fouls; the elbow on Walcott for example.”
On the penalty decision, which saw Harry Kane draw his side level, Wenger added:
“The penalty was harsh. We were a bit unlucky. It didn’t look a deliberate foul or that he was dangerous to score. Even speaking to some referees, you can give it or not give it.
“As the Arsenal manager, I would not have given it. We have to cope with that. The referee makes the decisions and nobody stopped us from scoring a second goal.”
There was also some qualms from the other side on our goal being given, with shouts for it to have been given offside, but referee Howard Webb explains perfectly how our goal was purely legal.
Did Arsenal deserve better from the referee? Did we deserve the win today?