Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has launched an amazing attack on ref Lee Probert after defeat to Fulham. Steve Sidwell and Bobby Zamora netted in the final minutes of the match to secure Fulham a 2-1 win, with the catalyst seemingly Johan Djourou's red card for a second bookable offence 12 minutes before time.

"The referee influenced the game in completely the wrong way, in my opinion," Wenger said.

"We cannot influence that.

"We had a good first half and in the second half we were tired in the last 10 minutes. We lost the game because we were down to 10 men.

"The first yellow card was not a yellow card. The second yellow card was a foul for us.

"There was a 100% penalty for us in the first half and that is that, plus the fact we did not take our chances in the first half made the difference.

"In the end I think it was very unlucky to lose a game with 10 men.

"When you see that we finished the game with 10 men it is very difficult to take and that makes a massive difference when you played 48 hours before. It is too difficult."