Arsenal are victimised - Wenger

Arsene Wenger has reacted to Friday's Sportsmail online Hatchet Man column by claiming that his Arsenal side are being victimised and that referees need to make sure the game is played in a fair way.

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Hatchet Man today offered 72 reasons why the Gunners are more sinners than sinned against and Wenger, furious over the horrific injury Eduardo suffered against Birmingham last weekend, claims he always tells his side to play the game in a fair way but does not feel that the opposition are always doing the same.

Wenger said: "In the last three years we have been the team who has been fouled the most in the league, we have been the team who have made the least fouls and we have been the team punished more than any team in the league.

"I do not want to go into what is right or wrong. We try to play in a fair way.

"If it is a pure accident you cannot change anything. All the numbers are available. The teams who made the most fouls, there is a consistency there.

"I do not want to single one incident out but I believe there some teams that commit more fouls than others. There is a consistency there.

"I do not want to single one incident out but I believe there are some teams that commit more fouls than others. On our side, we just try to be fair and after that we just want the right protection from the referees.

"If a team commits three times more fouls as the other team, there is three times the chance that an accident like that [Eduardo] will happen.

"I do not ask for any special treatment at all, but the referees need to find an answer. We want to achieve something and now there is one more reason to do that for Eduardo."

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