Wenger on why he was upset with Cech on Sunday
Arsene Wenger has explained the frustrated reaction he displayed from the sidelines right after the final whistle on Sunday.
The Gunners succumbed to a second consecutive defeat in the league as Manchester City beat them 2-1 despite taking an early lead through Theo Walcott.
In the last few seconds of the game, Arsenal were awarded deep free-kick which failed to turn into a real opportunity at goal as the referee ended the game.
Arsene Wenger was then seen reacting with sheer frustration towards Petr Cech who had chosen to pass the ball from that set-piece instead of taking a long kick.
According to the Arsenal manager, he wanted his goalkeeper to do more with the last gasp free-kick.
“I was upset because I don’t see with 20 seconds to go why you would play a short free-kick when you could get the ball in the box.” the Arsenal manager said after the game
“The referee took advantage of stopping the game on the first short pass, but he would have let the ball be played into the box. Why should we need to make a short pass?
“We know there’s a risk there that the referee takes advantage of it.”