Defiant Wenger “revolted” by officials in Arsenal capitulation
Date published: Tuesday 7th March 2017 10:28
Arsene Wenger: Saw Arsenal humiliated again
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists the officials were to blame for Arsenal’s 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, branding some decisions “revolting”.
The Gunners gave a repeat performance to that of the first leg, when a god first half display was followed by a second-half collapse, but Wenger was keen to push the spotlight onto the officials rather than his team, or himself.
“[Robert] Lewandowski is offside and no penalty, on top of that the referee gives a yellow card then a red – it’s just not serious.
“When you see an attitude like that I’m absolutely revolted and sorry for people who paid a lot of money to come and see the games.
“I felt we were in it and you never know how Bayern would have reacted had we scored a second goal.
“But it finished like it did and it’s difficult to take, it’s very bad, and it doesn’t reflect the quality of the performance tonight.”
The defeat was Arsenal’s biggest ever at the Emirates Stadium, and is sure to compound speculation over his own future following a difficult spell.
However, he insists the attitude of his players shows there is very little wrong at Arsenal under his guidance, saying: “I feel we produced the game we wanted and we were very unlucky in some decisions with the ref I find very difficult to understand.
“It’s difficult to understand what happened. My team has produced a huge effort and played very well. The second part of the game was spoiled by the referee.
“We keep the spirit and play the next game.”