Shearer, Wright question Wenger over Sterling ‘dive’ remark

Date published: Monday 6th November 2017 12:03

Raheem Sterling is owed an apology from Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal boss’ slur, according to Alan Shearer.

The Manchester City winger was brought down by Nacho Monreal in the penalty area during City’s 3-1 home win over Arsenal and Sergio Aguero converted the resulting penalty, much to the disgust of Wenger, who was also furious with Ciy’s third goal. Read 16 Conclusions, folks.

Arsene Wenger was “totally wrong” to accuse Raheem Sterling of diving and the Arsenal manager should apologise, says Alan Shearer.

Wenger felt winger Sterling dived for the penalty that put Manchester City 2-0 up in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Arsenal.

“It was no penalty,” said Wenger. “We know that Raheem Sterling dives well, he does that very well. And the third goal was offside.”

But former England man Shearer was incensed by the comments from Wenger and believes the Frenchman should apologise to Sterling.

Shearer told Match of the Day 2: “There is no way that was a dive and it was a penalty.

“It’s one thing for Wenger to deflect from his team’s inadequacies, it’s another to question someone’s integrity and be wrong.

“I think he owes Sterling an apology.”

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Sterling’s penalty was a justified one and admitted Wenger was being “harsh”.

“It was a penalty, the defending was poor,” he said.

“It was clumsy and clunky from Nacho Monreal and he catches a leg. You can see it clearly. It’s harsh for Wenger to say that, it’s not good.”

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