Arsenal boss involved in tunnel bust-up after Southampton game

By on February 3, 2016

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According to the Mirror, Arsene Wenger was involved in a bust-up with Ronald Koeman in the tunnel after our frustrating 0-0 draw with Southampton last night.

We missed a number of chances to secure the three points with Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Laurent Koscielny all missing golden opportunities to break the deadlock.

It was certainly two points dropped and we only have ourselves to blame as we had more than enough chances to win the game, but it has to be said referee Lee Mason had an absolute shocker and it appears Arsene made his feelings known after the game.

The Mirror claim the boss approached Mason and fourth official Craig Pawson in the tunnel and accused him of missing a number of decisions that went against Arsenal. Wenger is quoted as saying:

“It’s always the same with you.”

This prompted Saints boss Ronald Koeman to step in and point the finger straight back at Wenger, saying to the Gunners boss:

“It’s always the same with you.”

“You had 10 chances to score and couldn’t take any of them so why have a go at them?”

To be fair to Arsene, the ref was appalling last night but I’m not a fan of blaming the officials after a game like that. We created more than enough opportunities to win and can only blame our poor finishing for not collecting all three points.

It was a result we couldn’t afford with leaders Leicester City now five points ahead while we also slipped behind Tottenham on goal difference after they beat Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road, so the Bournemouth game this weekend is now a MUST win if we’re to stay in the title race.


  1. geekaybee

    February 3, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Why, why, why did we not get a striker in the transfer window. For Wenger to imply that there were none available is rubbish. This season has been our best chance to win the Premiership title in years and yet Wenger is going to be the cause of it not happening. It’s like the years everybody knew we needed a good,hard midfield destroyer and yet he refused to face up to it. We finally got one by accident who unlucky was unable to play when he got injured. His 5million purchase was a wrong decision. The injured player was a lion….the replacement is a gazelle.

  2. Chairman Gallant

    February 3, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Why is Wenger blaming the referee for Arsenal’s woeful performance against the Saints? He should instead blame himself and his mediocre players that cannot score goals.With players like Girould and Walcott as our point men,Arsenal should just kiss the premiership title goodbye for another season at least.

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