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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger describes decision to award Chelsea penalty “farcical”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has aired his frustrations about Chelsea being awarded a penalty during Wednesday night’s Premier League clash at the Emirates.

The dramatic game ended in a 2-2 draw for the Gunners thanks to Hector Bellerin’s stoppage-time equaliser.

The hosts initially had the lead when Jack Wilshere struck after the hour-mark, but just four minutes later, Eden Hazard drew level from the penalty spot.

Wenger felt that the referee was wrong to blow the whistle after Hazard hit the deck following a swing of the leg from Bellerin.

“I thought it was a great football game. We showed great mental resources,” the Frenchman told reporters. “We again got a farcical decision on the penalty. I don’t want to talk about it. I’m fed up.

“We have to account in our preparation for that’s what we have to face,” Wenger said to BBC Sport. “You see good football. Unfortunately you see as well bad decisions.

“I don’t want to start [talking about individual decisions] because it gets me frustrated and upset. [The Hazard penalty is] not serious.”


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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