Arsene Wenger is famous for blaming the referees, opponents diving, the weather and the alignment of the planets as reasons why his Arsenal team lose games, in fact anything rather than blame the players for their poor performances. But this season he seems to be laying into the Premier league referees more than usual and has been bemoaning that their decisions have been declining in quality every year.
Wenger yet again lambasted the referee for being the difference in the Gunners defeat to Man City in their last away fxture when asked if he thought Pep Guardiolas side were unbeatable this season. “They are a good side but they are not an unstoppable side,” Le Prof was quoted as saying..
“If you look at the expected goals, it was 0.7 for them and 0.6 for us, it was a very tight game.
“They created very little and very little shots on target, just one more than us.”
“The referee had an absolutely atrocious input to the result of the game,”
“Overall we were hugely punished by the third goal because at 2-1 we would have been in the game.
“I don’t dispute that they are a good side, but they are not an unstoppable side.”
Wenger has often been in trouble for his outspoken criticism of the officials, and it would appear that the referees association are not very pleased with his comments and have rewarded the Frenchman’s comments by allocating Mike Dean to this weekend’s cruch clash against Tottenham. Dean is definitely Arsenal’s fans most hated official and has rarely been in the middle without upsetting either Le Prof or the fans with some of his controversial decisions.
The derby has now become even more scary for Arsenal fans!