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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes fellow north London rivals were lucky during our derby clash over the weekend.
Spurs were given a Penalty to level points with the Gunners in a game which ended 1-1 and Wenger believes referee Mark Clattenburg’s made two decisions that went against us during the game.
The French tactician revealed the referee got it wrong when he awarded Spurs the penalty which allowed them level scores with us and the second was when he chose not to penalize former Arsenal target Victor Wanyama for throwing an elbow to Theo Walcott.
The Gunners took the lead via an own goal from a Mesut Ozil’s cross with Spurs defender Kevin Wimmer heading it into his own goal post. However, the lead only lasted for five minutes as after the break when a foul by Laurent Koscielny on Mousa Dembele saw the referee point to the spot
“The penalty was harsh. From where I sit, it looked harsh. It didn’t look a deliberate foul or that he was dangerous to score. Even speaking to some referees, you can give it or not give it. As Arsenal manager, I wouldn’t have given it,” Wenger said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
Wenger revealed Clattenburg’s decision was harsh as the foul wasn’t deliberate and it was at the edge of the box.