I know! It’s incredible isn’t it…. Arsenal were 1-0 up at Man City and cruising in the first half and looked like they were set for another easy three points, but can you darn believe it, that dang referee went and gave the game to the wrong side!
On Tuesday night, when Arsenal also lost 2-1 at Everton, Wenger blamed the referee for Everton’s winning goal, and the Toffees manager Ronald Koeman asserted that Wenger always blames the referee when he loses.
Wenger told Sky Sports after todays defeat: “I feel we dropped physically in the second half, in the first half we looked always dangerous and sharp.
“And on top of that the decisions went against us, the two goals are two offside goals and in a game of that stature…
“I feel enough is enough for us because we got some bad decisions for the whole season and today I looked at the goals – both are offside.
“The second one is five yards offside. But what can I do? We have to live with that and look at ourselves and analyse why we lost the game.”
“It’s a shame because in the two games we were 1-0 up and we lost the two games 2-1. But we were quite in control and in the second half we suffered after their first goal for 20-25 minutes,” he added.
“Afterwards we came back into the game but they managed well to gain time, with a lot of experience, it was difficult to get in the flow.
“Same result-wise but it was not exactly the same pattern. On Tuesday night we conceded two goals from headers. It’s difficult as well because we’ve played four games out of five away from home, with a very short recovery from Saturday to Tuesday after we played away to Basel, you could see today physically the second half was a bit more difficult.”
Well, so City absolutely destroyed us, with possession, shots at goal, corners, made 180 more passes than us, but the reason we lost was down to the referee? I have seen 20 replays of each goal, and there was no way the refree or linesman could have called either of them as offside. Come on Wenger, just admit it. Arsenal were rubbish!