Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lashed out during a arbitrate after his group was degraded by Dinamo Zagreb in a opening compare of their Champions League debate here.
The English Premier League (EPL) giants were off to a misfortune probable start in their hunt for European excellence when a first-half possess idea by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and a second half strike by Junior Fernandes cursed Arsenal to a 1-2 improved in a Group F confront during a Stadion Maksimir here on Wednesday evening.
Walcott pulled one behind for a visitors late into a match.
Arsenal’s wretchedness was compounded in a 40th notation when brazen Olivier Giroud was sent off for a second engagement when he fouled Dinamo right behind Ivo Pinto.
Wenger was livid with arbitrate Ovidiu Hategan after a game.
“We were a bit unlucky. We had a lot of a round and, as well, we had early chances. we trust a initial idea is offside and after that, a sending-off is really harsh.
“We were not during a best though nor was a referee. Dinamo stopped us (unfairly) in situations but being punished — counter-attacks where we had to play 10 opposite 11 in one half, really clever situations,” Wenger was quoted as observant by BT Sports.
The visitors were let down by Giroud’s opening on a night. The France striker squandered a integrate of scoring chances and let disappointment get a improved of him when he was requisitioned for gainsay after his greeting to a arbitrate floating for a tainted opposite him.
It valid essential as he was afterwards sent off for a second bookable corruption when he held Pinto with a late plea after 40 minutes, as Arsenal’s disaster to pointer a striker in a summer send window again came into focus.
Wenger however, refused to criticize a centre forward, preferring instead to sight his guns on a referee.
“The initial yellow (for Giroud) is a tainted for us and a second is an accident. They got divided with apparent fouls many times. We have to take it on a chin.
“Yes, he (the referee) was unreasonable (with a second yellow card). The initial yellow is Giroud’s error since he protested — even if it was not a tainted opposite him. He should not have responded to a referee. But a second, he is detrimental to hold a guy. we don’t know a referee,” a 65-year-old said.
“I don’t consider on a second yellow, Giroud saw him (Pinto). It was random completely. But it happened. we suspicion during that impulse it was not a second yellow. It has to be on purpose, a tainted on purpose. He should have given many yellows tonight.”