The Gunners lost their first game of the Champions League yesterday (16 September) to Dinamo Zagreb.
The Gunners were reduced to 10 men early into the game, and Arsene Wenger has refused to blame Oliver Giroud for Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat away.
The Frenchman Started the game brightly he had two chances to score early in the first-half of the game; his first yellow card was after he protested with the referee over a foul awarded against him. Hi second yellow card which resulted to him been sent off from the game was rather harsh, as he tired to get the ball off but fouled a player in the process.
Arsene Wenger has refused to blame Olivier Giroud for Arsenal’s shock 2-1 loss to Dinamo Zagreb.
“The first yellow card was Giroud’s fault because he protested, even if there was no foul against him. After that he should have not have protested to the referee. His second yellow card was completely unlucky to touch the guy. I do not understand the referee,” Wenger told Arsenal’s official website.
“I don’t think he saw the guy. It was completely accidental. It happened and I think at that moment it was not a second yellow. It has to be a foul on purpose and it was not on purpose. The referee should have given several yellows tonight based on that,” he added.