Wenger bemoans referee error in Arsenal defeat

Wenger bemoans referee error in Arsenal defeat

Arsene Wenger felt a mistake by referee Mark
Clattenburg cost Arsenal dear after they slipped to
a dramatic 2-1 defeat against Everton at Goodison
Park.
Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the Premier
League on Tuesday as they surrendered a one-goal
lead against an Everton side who had Phil Jagielka
sent off in the closing minutes.
Alexis Sanchez's deflected free-kick had Arsenal
on course to leapfrog leaders Chelsea, only for
Wenger's team to suffer their first league defeat
since the opening weekend of the season.
While he had no issue with Seamus Coleman's
equaliser before the break, the French manager felt
the officials missed a touch off Dominic Calvert-
Lewin to award the corner that led to Ashley
Williams' headed winner in the 86th minute.
"Of course it was no corner. You could see it from
our side that it was no corner," Wenger told the
media.
"I think we have to live with the wrong decision
and it doesn't explain why we do not head the ball
after you know.
"I think I'm really disappointed because [Mark]
Clattenburg was in a really good position to see
that play and he gave the ball out [off Arsenal] and
it's not the first time we've been unlucky with
decisions this season.
"Overall I don't want to speak about the referee too
much, it's not my problem."
Everton manager Ronald Koeman reacted to
Wenger's post-match comments by claiming his
opposite number had a habit of blaming defeats on
officials.
'I'm not surprised at Wenger's comments, it's the
third time I've beaten him at home and the
third time [he has made] it about the ref," he said

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