Previous
Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur
0
1
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Leicester City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Barcelona
Osasuna
7
1
FT
Game Details
Deportivo La Coruña
Real Madrid
2
6
FT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund
2
3
FT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
AS Monaco
5
0
FT
Game Details
Middlesbrough
Sunderland
1
0
FT
Game Details
Pachuca
U.A.N.L
1
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Next

2019 Copa America will have 16 teams

Copa America
Read

Audit: $128m embezzled from CONMEBOL

CONMEBOL
Read

EXCLUSIVE: Broich eyes Thai swansong

A-League
Read

Wenger accuses Wigan of time-wasting

Arsene Wenger branded Roberto Martinez's Wigan side "disrespectful" for what the Arsenal boss viewed as a spell of time-wasting during Monday's 2-1 defeat at Emirates Stadium.

• Wilshere out of Euros
• Arsenal 1-2 Wigan
• Wenger frustrated by performance
• Blog: We can learn a lot from Wigan

The Gunners found themselves two goals down inside the first ten minutes thanks to strikes from Franco di Santo and Jordi Gomez. From that moment on, despite Thomas Vermaelen halving the deficit, Wenger felt Wigan spent the remaining 80 minutes running down the clock.

Goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi was booked for time-wasting in injury-time, but in general play Wigan created the clearer-cut opportunities in an impressive display that leaves them five points clear of the relegation zone.

Frustration was evident in the Arsenal camp at the final whistle, with Wenger failing to shake Martinez's hand while Robin van Persie squared up to Gary Caldwell. And Wenger insists the game was not played in the right spirit by the visitors.

"It is disrespectful to people who pay big money to watch the game," Wenger said.

"I told the fourth official, 'You know what, their goalkeeper will do it all game because he did it after 10 minutes and, with three minutes to go, he will get a yellow card'. That is exactly what happened.

"We are sorry we did not play well - but that the referees do not act on it is not right.

"I do not want to look for excuses. I congratulate Wigan, they did well, but whether it's tonight or in another game, the referee has to act."

The result capped a bad night for Arsenal, who lost Mikel Arteta with what Wenger described as a "serious" ankle problem, while Jack Wilshere is a confirmed absentee for the Euro 2012 Championship.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.