Pep: Arsenal beat Burnley with last-minute handball once

Date published: Monday 6th November 2017 9:04

Pep Guardiola has offered a response to Arsene Wenger’s comments about officiating, pointing out that Arsenal have benefited in the past.

Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, extending their lead at the top of the table to eight points.

You should read 16 Conclusions from the game, after which Wenger decided to question referee Michael Oliver, and not his own decision to play Francis Coquelin as a centre-half.

“Overall, once again, the referee made the decision today with a soft penalty and an offside goal but we are used to it when we come here,” said the Frenchman after the game.

“I feel they don’t work enough. The referees don’t work enough because the level drops every season at the moment and, overall, it’s unacceptable.”

City manager Guardiola had no time for Wenger’s complaints.

He said: “We won in the best way and we deserved (it) by far, (for) he chances we created and the few chances we conceded.

“They tell me it was offside and I don’t like to win in that way but sometimes Arsenal win at Burnley, 96th minute, with a hand, so sometimes it is like this.”

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