‘Yes He Was Rash’: Wenger Blames Referee For Dinamo Loss

‘Yes He Was Rash’: Wenger Blames Referee For Dinamo Loss

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on September 17, 2015
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Arsene Wenger, Roberto Martinez,
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal FC Coach

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is of the opinion that Olivier Giroud should not have been sent off during Wednesday’s Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

The French striker was dismissed after two yellow cards in the first half; the first for dissent and the second for a careless foul.

Wenger said Dinamo’s first goal was offside while Giroud’s sending off was unfair. He blamed his team’s loss on both incidents.

“We were a bit unlucky tonight. I believe the first goal is offside. And the sending off is very harsh.

“Yes, he was rash. The first yellow is Giroud’s fault because he protested, even if it was not a foul against him. He should not have responded to the referee.

“The second, he is unlucky to touch the guy. I don’t think he saw him. It was accidental completely. I don’t understand the referee. It was not a second yellow. It has to be on purpose, a foul on purpose.”

The Frenchman also apportioned some blame to his players:

“We have to look at ourselves. The second goal kills our game. On the corner we were guilty not to defend well. We were not at our best but nor was the referee.”

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