Wenger’s Carroll whinge

Wenger1Arsene Wenger produced a whinge over the fact that Andy Carroll wasn’t sent off during yesterday’s game.

The striker received a yellow card for a foul on goalscorer Laurent Koscielny early on and then escaped a yellow for what many saw as the use of an elbow in the second half.

Wenger was clearly taken surprise by AC’s presence on the pitch at all and may not have fully planned for it as he declared: “He is lucky to finish the game.

“But that doesn’t mean we have to concede goals to headers if he stays on the pitch. We have to look at ourselves. “I believe, yes he was lucky. I didn’t expect him to start at all, he hasn’t played in the last five or six games.”

“First of all because he’s good in the air and we lost urgency when 2-0 up after 43 mins. We have a good game but a bad result, it’s a weakness the goals we concede since the start of the season is headers in our box and that happened today.”


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3 comments on “Wenger’s Carroll whinge

  1. Clearly caught out by the AC selection, big german and Cech on the bench. Funny didn’t mention Paulistas antics? Or the goal.disallowed…..or the other one…..or the penalty……strange that….see what I want when I want Wenger, nothing changes.

  2. Carroll 2 minutes earlier was elbowed in the face by the same player with not a word said and just went hunting
    Gabriel took Carroll high and never even got a yellow,Carrol went hunting,
    If the ref are not going to protect a player then he will look for revenge
    Wenger needs like Wright to take their red goggles off and look at both sides if Carroll should have gone so should have Gabriel and the player that took out Lanzini from behind for a pen,
    Carroll had the right to challenge for Payets disallowed goal but again the ref could only see one teams point,
    In reverse Arsenal would have won 3-1 because they would have got the decision,
    Same as West Brom they were robbed of a pen and the first City goal should not have stood,
    As for we controlled the first half ,what drugs is Wenger on,yes they scored one good goal but lost the half 3-1 with out the ref cheating,and we had better chances,thei keeper made 4 good save where as Adrien had one other shot to save and was not a fault for the goals
    Be a man Wenger you were second best for the second time this season

  3. Right back is clearly our weakness and Arsenal’s first two goals exploited that. They were getting through far too easily because Tomkins was getting drawn in to the middle towards his natural position. He has done a job for us but he is definitely not a right back. Slaven deserves more credit that he is getting for spotting the weakness and subbing Tomkins. We were far better after that. How nice to have a manager that changes things.

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