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Arsenal ends a bad week with second straight away loss

September 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Premier League

After losing surprisingly  2-1 to Zagreb for the Opening of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League campaign, the Gunners ended the week on a sour note with a 2-0 loss tho Chelsea in the London derby and finishing down to 9 players…

BPL day 6: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

Comments from Wenger after the game:

on Zagreb loss:
It’s difficult because we had a lot of the ball and we had early chances. We were a bit unlucky tonight. I believe the first goal was offside and then afterwards the sending off was very harsh. We have to look at ourselves as well because the second goal killed our game… We have had problems starting in every competition this season. We were slow starting the Premier League and now the Champions League. 

On the lost to Chelsea and Diego Costa:

on Diego Costa…
If you look well at the pictures, what he does to Koscielny before he pushes him down, he hits him in the face before the throw and he always gets away with it. Honestly, it’s surprising. I don’t understand Mike Dean’s decision at all. Not on the sending off. Why does Diego Costa stay on the pitch? That Gabriel is sent off, okay, I accept. He has not to react at all. After that, I think on their first goal, I couldn’t see a free-kick against us.

on his players getting involved…
Koscielny has no choice if you look well at the pictures. Gabriel is guilty of getting involved. He should not have responded at all.

on Koscielny having bruises…
I don’t know. Look at the pictures. It tells you a lot on the slow motion. It is quite surprising. Before the cross comes in he hits him.

on why Costa gets away with it…
I don’t know, it is a question you should ask Mike Dean.

on if he expected this type of game…
We expected that type of game. It is no surprise but you expect the referee to make the right decision. I don’t deny Gabriel deserves to be sent off, he deserves it. He goes down well from very little but he should not have done it and he deserves a red card, I agree. But you want the referee to make the right decision.

on if the referee should have been stronger…
For me it is nothing to do with strength. It is about making the right decision. That is all you want. It is nothing to do with strength, they are professional people that just need to make the right decisions.

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