Does Wenger really blame the referee for every Arsenal defeat?

To be fair, Arsenal do not get beaten too often during most seasons, and last night’s loss to Everton was only our second defeat in the League in this campaign. After the game Wenger complained about the referee being wrong when he awarded the game-winning corner to Everton at the end of the match, and there was also some mutterings about Mark Clattenburg letting the Toffees get away with lots of aggressive play as well.

Wenger announced his ‘disappointment’ with the ref after the game. He said: “Of course, it was no corner. You can see it was no corner. The referee made his decision and that does not explain why we did not head the ball,”

“But I am really disappointed in Mr Clattenburg. He is in a really good position to see it and it is not the first time we are really unlucky with his decisions.”

So I wonder if Wenger thinks that the referee is always out to get Arsenal? Especially when we play teams that are managed by Koeman lol. This is what the Dutchman had to say in retaliation: “I am not surprised about Wenger and his comments, because it is the third time in a row that I won as a manager at home against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee.

“Okay, sorry Arsenal we won through the referee of tonight. Sorry!”

So what do you think? Are Arsenal always the victim of bad refereeing? Or does Arsenal just like to blame anyone but his players?

Darren N


  1. bran99 says:

    yes, all the loses are due to referees, he is immune to criticism

  2. Sam, need a striker says:

    Regardless of our last game and his reaction towards referees, I say Wenger already lost his wining mentality and I am afraid that we will never win EPL again under his commands … Let him go and retire this season … Get a new manager with a new mentality …

    1. Sam, need a striker says:

      I would love to see Simeone as Wenger successor … I don’t know why most of you don’t like him, he is no Mourinho, his game is well balanced and he always play to the level of his players … A real warrior … For games like the last one (Everton), it will never be the same with Simeone …

      1. citrenoogeht says:

        As much as I would agree with you that Simeone is a top manager and ultimately would possibly make us contentious again, his style of play is so at odds with the typical Arsenal way that he is not my favourite possible successor to Arsene Wenger. For me the PSG manager Unai Emery is the man for the job.

  3. Jansen says:

    Strange opening sentence “Arsenal do not get beaten too often during most seasons”.

    That’s what’s wrong with the mentality around this club. In my book if you have not won the PL in 13 years chances are you were beaten a few too many times.

    1. Olivier's toe says:

      Considering that Arsenal have only lost 2 of their last 26 League games, I wuld say that qualifies as ‘not get beaten too often’, don’t you?

      1. Jansen says:

        The opening paragraph was talking about most seasons. I remember SAF in an interview saying that he believed that typically as PL champion you can’t afford to lose more than 5 games. That was his benchmark. How often in the last 10-12 years did we manage to lose less than 5 games?

        Being 6 points out of first equals 2 losses 😉

        But I agree with your suggestion that the draws are hurting us equally or more. Because if we are 6 points out of 1st and “only” two losses is good than the draws are killing us.

  4. G-Rude says:

    Sometimes referees get it wrong. That is a fact. Sometimes it goes yourway sometimes it doesn’t. That’s football and always has been. Get over it.

  5. royalman says:

    Bcos Wenger hasn’t won EPL for 13yrs doesn’t mean we shouldn’t say d truth. The ref was bias against us, simple

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