Arsene Wenger denies pushing fourth official against Burnley | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted he lost his cool during their 2-1 win over Burnley, but denied pushing fourth official, Anthony Taylor.


Wenger was sent off by referee Jon Moss, after his protests following a penalty awarded to the visitors, in the third minute of stoppage time.

The Gunners boss continued to watch from the tunnel and was ushered away by Taylor. He was then seen throwing his arms towards Taylor, before going down the tunnel.

“No, no, no,” Wenger told Sky Sports, when asked if he had pushed the fourth official. “I just went in and watched the game here after. I thought I could stay in the corridor.”

Asked to explain why he had been sent off, Wenger added: “Myself? I just should have shut up. I apologise for not having done it but that’s it.

“There was nothing malicious I just shouldn’t have said some words and kept my control even if it was a hectic time.”

Alexis Sanchez’s 98th minute penalty won the game for Arsenal and when asked about the two decisions, Wenger responded: “Two penalties? At the end of the day we have seven minutes injury time, we played with 10 men, it was difficult. Just before the penalty we should have scored the second goal but after that it was a bit hectic.

“I did not see if it was a penalty and I’ll have to watch that to see what happened. Coquelin told me he ran into him and it didn’t make a penalty but I don’t know.

“On TV it (Arsenal’s penalty) looked a penalty. Koscielny came out again before the ball was kicked, whether that’s a fraction of a second offside or not I don’t know. It looked like he came back and went again.

“We kept going and we are a relentless team who fights for every single thing. But it was a difficult game against a Burnley side who made the game very uncomfortable for us.
“As long as you cannot take your chances you’re always susceptible to concede a goal against them because they are quite efficient.”

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