Wenger says Everton used dirty tactics to get a point away to Arsenal
Perennial whinger Arsene Wenger has blamed Evertons physical tactics as the reason his Arsenal side didn’t pick up 3 points in yesterdays match at the Emirates.
An entertaining game saw his Arsenal team restricted to 45% possession against Everton, who came to London full of beans after beating former manager David Moyes’ Manchester United at Old Trafford 4 days before.
Many of the Arsenal players including Jack Wilshere and Mikael Arteta said that Everton were the best team to visit the Emirates this season and the British Media has been full of praise for the way Everton approached the game and looked to out pass Arsenal, but Wenger believed it was a more cynical approach that got them a point despite controlling most of the game.
Wenger said: ‘When we got out of the pressure and got into the passing, they stopped us every single time with a foul,’ he said.
‘To just make a foul without being punished by the referee is a huge advantage because after that you play ten against ten in one half again.’
‘We played against a very good side, in the end we are a bit disappointed to get caught back with a 1-0 result, but overall it’s still a point,’
It was interesting to see that Wenger had an opinion on something that happened in a match, as normally he doesn’t see it.
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