Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the Premier League referees are treated ‘like the lions’ following Gunners loss against Man City.
Manchester City defeated Wenger’s Arsenal in their Premier League encounter on Sunday at Etihad. Theo Walcott scored the first goal for Arsenal in the match, which was equalized by Leroy Sane later. In the second half Sterling with a sensational strike scored the winning goal for the home side.
In the post match press conference, Arsene Wenger has said that referees are treated like the lions in the zoo. Wenger also said that the second goal scored by Man City should have been called offside.
“I want them to be very well protected, and I want them to be safe, but if they could make the right decisions it would be even better,” said Wenger.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the Frenchman said: “I’m of course very disappointed we failed in the two games this week. “
“It’s unacceptable to have two offside goals in a game of that stature.”
“It’s a game in which we were in control and enough is enough with recent decisions going against us.”
“It happened on Tuesday, it happens today… It’s difficult to swallow.”
“I’ve been for technology for a long time. But when the players are five yards offside and it’s still not given it’s difficult to understand.”
Arsenal have lost two consecutive games for the first time this season and Wenger doesn’t seem to be much happy about the title race. He believes both mental and physical aspects of the game held Arsenal back.
“I feel the two games have been a bit similar as we’ve been in control and nobody could imagine we’d lost the game – but we lost it.”
“So I feel there is a physical element in it, yes. We dropped physically in the second half, and maybe mentally as well.”
“City got much more enthusiasm when it got to 1-1. It’s so disappointing to lose a game of that stature.”