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Arsene Wenger: Referee Killed Arsenal's Game Against Barcelona By Sending Off Robin Van Persie

Arsene Wenger has claimed that even Uefa officials he spoke to were “shocked” by Arsenal striker Robin van Persie’s red card against Barcelona.

In a strong attack on referee Massimo Busacca's handling of the match’s pivotal moment, Wenger accused the official of “killing” the tie - which stood at 1-1 on the night, 3-2 in Arsenal's favour on aggregate at the time - for dismissing van Persie in the second half.

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Yi-Long4126d ago (Edited 4126d ago )

... so basically Arsenal were already playing with a man down before he was sent off.

I thought the second yellow was ridiculous as well, but let's not pretend it was a huge loss that Robin went off. Plus he already should have been sent off before that.

Plus Wenger killed the game before it started with his line-up and tactical plan. Arsenal is an attacking 'positive' team, so why the hell lean back AGAINST BARCELONA trying to defend a very narrow lead!?!?

Arsenal only have themselfs to blame. Sadly.

Domer254126d ago

Agreed. still a terrible call though.