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Arsenal boss Wenger slams Blackburn "violence"

Arsene Wenger accused Blackburn of waging "violence" against his Arsenal side at Ewood Park.

It was a charge dismissed by his managerial counterpart Mark Hughes after a physical 1-1 draw.

Wenger said: "I felt there was a desire for violence more than commitment in some of the challenges.

"We were very resilient against a team that was over-physical. We dealt well with the problem we had.

"My team showed the correct attitude and we are frustrated because we should be going home with the three points.

"We did well and had some good chances to score a second goal here."

Skipper Ryan Nelsen was sent off after picking up two yellow cards but Hughes retorted: "That attitude (by Wenger) surprises me. The worst challenge was by Van Persie on Stephen Warnock."

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