Arsene Wenger has complained at VAR decision

17 April, 2018, 05:17 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Arsene Wenger said Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Newcastle sums up their season and the Arsenal boss admits to being baffled how the Gunners lost the match

Newcastle virtually assured their Premier League status for another season by coming from behind to beat a depleted Arsenal side 2-1 thanks to Matt Ritchie's second-half victor.

Realistically, Arsenal already had no chance of making the top four and Wenger had been prioritising their Europa League campaign for several weeks.

Asked about Arsenal's wretched away form, Wenger said: "It's a lot about the head and sometimes there is no rationality in it".

The Frenchman pointed to the fatigue felt by his players after they travelled back from a UEFA Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow on Thursday, "but losing like this is a worry characterwise", he added.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ran onto a long ball into the Newcastle area and picked out Lacazette, who stretched to volley home at the far post for his 13th goal of a hard first season following his move from Lyon. Mustafi had a great start to life as an Arsenal player, initially rejuvenating the back four and forming a good partnership with Laurent Koscielny. Newcastle midfielder Mo Diame slipped and gifted the ball to Lacazette who darted forward before picking out Willock, but the opportunity for a strike on goal sailed by while the teenager was trying to work out which foot to use.

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The 20 top-flight teams voted against introducing the system for the league's 2018-19 season after trial runs in the cup competitions received mixed reviews.

That is the verdict of former Premier League star turned pundit Danny Murphy.

Sunday's result came after Arsenal nearly threw away a 4-1 lead over CSKA as they went 2-0 down in the second leg of their quarter-final.

"I like Rafa Benitez, he is one of the top managers".

Paul Merson says it is entertaining football their fans crave but that is total rubbish, Arsene Wenger has delivered that year after year for over two decades but they can't see how good they have had it. "What you want is to help the referees", Wenger said. They got themselves in front, City struggled to react and then once they were in front with the speed they have.

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