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'Scandalous' decision annoys Wenger, Deeney responds with scathing Arsenal assessment

'Scandalous' decision annoys Wenger, Deeney responds with scathing Arsenal assessment

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Arsene Wenger bemoaned a "scandalous decision" to award Watford a penalty as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose 2-1 in injury time at Vicarage Road.The Gunners led through Per Mertesacker's header but the Hornets equalised when Troy Deeney converted from the spot after Hector Bellerin was adjudged to have fouled Richarlison.Substitute Deeney's strike with 19 minutes left set the scene for a stirring Watford finish, with Tom Cleverley converting in the closing seconds to send Watford fourth."I would say it was not a penalty," said Arsenal manager Wenger. "It came at a moment in the game where it was absolutely important for Watford. No penalty, no goal."Deeney gave a scathing assessment of Wenger's comments and the Gunners in general, telling BT Sport: "I've heard Wenger's already saying the...
Arsenal transfer news: Wenger considering replacing Sanchez with Martial

Arsenal transfer news: Wenger considering replacing Sanchez with Martial

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A chance to play regularly through the middle may make Arsenal move appealing to Anthony MartialSunday, October 8, 2017Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering replacing Alexis Sanchez with Anthony Martial next summer.The 28-year-old forward's contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season and looks certain to leave, with some reports suggesting Man City and PSG could try and sign him in January.According to the Sunday Mirror, Wenger is already on the lookout for players capable of operating through the middle and in a wide position, with Man United’s 21-year-old fitting the bill.Martial has played six Premier League games this season, but started just once, though he already has three goals and two assists to his name.He joined United in 2015 from Monac
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Arsenal are a 'big rival for the title' ahead of derby clash

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Arsenal are a 'big rival for the title' ahead of derby clash

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Antonio Conte will face Arsene Wenger on SundaySaturday, September 16, 2017Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is adamant Arsenal are a Premier League title contender.The Gunners have lost two of their first four matches and the most recent away game prior to their trip to Stamford Bridge was a 4-0 loss at Liverpool, which reignited debate about Arsene Wenger's position as manager.Arsenal have not won at Chelsea since October 2011 and have won two of 21 games against the established top six since the start of the 2013-14 season, but Conte feels the Gunners are a threat."For sure Arsenal is a big rival for the title," he said."If you see their squad you can understand there are a lot of top players. I don't understand why they can't fight for the title."They lost only one player now, (Alex) Ox...
Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

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Cologne and Arsenal have both been charged by Uefa following incidents during Thursday's Europa League match.The German club face four charges, including crowd disturbances and setting off fireworks, and the Gunners face a charge over blocked stairways.The game was delayed by more than an hour as thousands of away fans arrived at Emirates Stadium without tickets.About 20,000 Cologne fans turned up in London despite the German club being given a ticket allocation of 2,900.This case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 September.More to follow.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln: Kolasinac, Sanchez and Bellerin help Gunners come from behind to beat visitors

Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln: Kolasinac, Sanchez and Bellerin help Gunners come from behind to beat visitors

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Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne in their delayed Europa League opener against a backdrop of crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium.Kick-off was delayed by an hour as ticketless away supporters attempted to enter the ground, with plenty of Cologne fans sat in among the home section when the tie finally got under way, with the Gunners eventually winning 3-1.Four arrests were made on suspicion of public order offences as extra police were deployed to the scene.On the pitch, Arsene Wenger's much-changed side showed determination to fight back from Jhon Cordoba's early 40-yard strike and seal three points.It was only after the interval, following the introduction of Sead Kolasinac and a change of shape, that the Gunners hit back.Kolasinac levelled less than four minutes after coming off...