Arsenal boss Wenger insists Chamakh no diver

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended Marouane Chamakh for the way he won their penalty in the 2-1 victory over Birmingham City. Blues defender Scott Dann accused Chamakh of diving.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended Marouane Chamakh for the way he won their penalty in the 2-1 victory over Birmingham City.

Blues defender Scott Dann accused Chamakh of diving.

But Wenger insisted: "Chamakh did not dive. I watched it again and in fairness the tackle touched him on his right foot.

"He went down and maybe made a bit more of it, but it looked to me a penalty and if he doesn't get a penalty I think it is still a goal after.

"Chamakh was quite surprised that they responded like that because he thought it was 100% a penalty and I believe as well he does not always get 100% penalties.

"Who is the striker who doesn't show that he has been fouled? Who makes more or less of it is difficult to determine.

"I feel we do not always get penalties with players because they show that it was a foul."

 
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