There is no doubt that Arsenal got the rub of the green with a couple of key decisions in our away win over Crystal Palace yesterday. Arsene Wenger admitted as much himself and with what happened in another part of London yesterday, namely Stamford Bridge, the issue of referee decisions has been thrust into the spotlight again.
It makes me wonder whether the Arsenal boss has taken a conscious decision not to complain too much about decisions this season. He has certainly done so in the past and has fallen foul of the FA for it as well. And I do not think it gets you anywhere either.
Look what is has done for Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea boss has been moaning, whinging, blaming people and suggesting a conspiracy ever since he came back to the Premier League last season. In fact he has always done it and I have a feeling that the referees are sick of it. Maybe that is why the decisions are now starting to go against him more often than not.
There is no doubt that his side were hard done to yesterday but they also had more than their fair share of generous calls go their way. But he never seems to accept that and only mentions the things that go against Chelsea. It happens mate, deal with it.
I think that referees have a tough job and they get things wrong. The players don´t help by always trying to con them and I reckon they must feel under serious pressure a lot of the time. So maybe they appreciate it when a manager does not jump on them for every perceived injustice. And just maybe that will make them feel a bit better disposed towards that manager or club. After all those years of being bullied and intimidated by old purple nose from Old Trafford, the refs are in no mood for it anymore.
So has Wenger got his treatment of the officials spot on?