Wenger Claims Two Offside Goals Saw Manchester City Win, Rages At Referees.
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Just when everything seems to be ticking along nicely, The Gunners have developed a remarkable habit of doing what can only be described as ‘an Arsenal’. A case in point: Arsene Wenger’s 2016/17 squad looking like title challengers, getting everyone’s hopes up… before losing two tough away games in a row and sending their own supporters into meltdown.
The 2-1 defeat at Everton could have been written off as a one-off aberration – but to then to follow that up with a 2-1 loss at Man City has got Gooners everywhere raging.
Wenger accused referee Martin Atkinson of awarding Manchester City two offside goals at the end of a ‘horrible week’ for Arsenal.
City came from behind to beat Wenger’s side 2-1 at the Etihad and deal another blow to their title hopes, five days after Arsenal had surrendered a one-goal lead in their defeat at Everton.
The Frenchman pointed the finger at Atkinson but does not expect the official to be held accountable – comparing referees to lions in the zoo.
The decisions went against us,’ said Wenger.
‘The two goals are two offside goals which is very difficult to accept 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.
But, as it is well known, the referees are protected very well like the lions in the zoo so we have to live with their decisions.
‘I want them to be very well protected. I want them to be safe. But if they could make the right decisions it would be even better.
‘I can understand City look very happy, I would be as well. But I think the goals were offside.