WENGER FEELS ARSENAL WERE UNDONE BY OFFSIDE GOALS
Arsenal slipped to a second 2-1 loss in just a week and that is enough to cause concerns among Arsenal supporters.
But the fact that they had initially led in those two matches but were eventually pegged back for damaging losses is a cause for greater concern.
The Gunners initially took the lead as early as in the fifth minute when a perfect-weighted through ball from Sanchez saw Walcott through on goal and the forward made no mistake with his finish. Arsenal managed to hold on to the one-goal lead till halftime after seeing Sterling and Toure miss glorious chances for City.
However, City dominated the second half and were soon rewarded with an equalizer when Silva split through the Arsenal defence with a terrific pass and Sane was on hand to slot the ball home. Arsenal players became to show signs of fatigue and could hardly produce a single clear-cut chance in the second half. Sterling then secured a deserved winner for City in the 71st minute after receiving a pass from De Bruyne, skipping past Monreal and slotting home.
Wenger was critical of the referee’s decisions after the match claiming that both of City’s goals were offside. Speaking to Sky Sports News after the match, he said:
“The two goals are two offside goals and in a game of that stature I feel enough is enough for us. We got some bad decisions for the whole season and today I looked at the goals and both are offside.
“The second one is five yards offside. The first one is still offside. But what can I do? We have to live with that. We have to look at ourselves and analyse why we lost the game.”
The result means that Arsenal slip to fourth in the Premier League table, nine points behind the leaders Chelsea and just a point ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Spurs.