Stoke chairman Coates hits back at Arsenal boss Wenger

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has rejected claims from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that his players were deliberately targeted on Saturday.

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has rejected claims from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that his players were deliberately targeted on Saturday.

“I am very disappointed in what he has said,” Coates said. “That wasn’t the game I saw, it wasn’t the game the fans at the ground saw and it wasn’t the game that the referee saw.

"There was only one player who got sent off and that was an Arsenal player. We don’t have nasty players in the team who go out to injure players.”

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