Angry Arsene Wenger condemns Fulham for attempting to get Arsenal defender Johan Djourou sent off

January 3rd, 20126:33 am @


Wenger was also furious that Arsenal were denied a first-half penalty when
Gervinho was tripped by Philippe Senderos. He believes that it was the
fourth time his team had been wrongly denied a penalty in five games.

“I think it was 100 per cent a penalty,” said Wenger. “We had a
penalty in the last game [against QPR], a clear handball. We had a penalty
at Man City, we had a penalty at Villa Park. We are guilty because we still
gave two goals away in a stupid way and we didn’t take our chances. It’s a
massive missed opportunity.”

Martin Jol, the Fulham manager, rejected Wenger’s accusation. “Maybe he
could accuse me of trying to do something, but I don’t think players can do
that,” he said. “The only thing I did was put Frei on the flank
and he is an exciting player. He went one-v-one all the time and that was
probably the problem for Djourou. He probably could have had a second
booking before that.

“It was so easy for them [in the first 25 minutes] they probably had
complacency and that was only our advantage.” Zamora also said that he
expects to remain at Fulham during this January transfer window. “I
think so – I have a few years on my contract,” he said.

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