Arsenal boss Wenger upset with physical Sunderland

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was upset with Sunderland’s physical tactics in victory yesterday.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was upset with Sunderland’s physical tactics in victory yesterday.

The Frenchman was unhappy with a series of hefty challenges on his players during a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light, and in particular some of the treatment handed out to Jack Wilshere, with referee Anthony Taylor taking a lenient approach despite sending off Gunners defender Carl Jenkinson for two bookable offences.

Asked if he was happy with some of the tackling on show, Wenger said: "No, I wasn't, especially on Jack.

"I was a bit frustrated because I thought many times, Jack didn't get the free-kick he deserved.

"The referee let two or three things go that I thought were fouls on Jack.

"I want just the referee to give a foul when it's a foul. I don't want any special protection.

"The referee is not a bodyguard, he is just a referee and you want him just to give a foul when it's a foul."

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