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Stoke boss Hughes dismisses physical claims from Arsenal counterpart

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes does not agree with Arsene Wenger's assessment that his side took a robust approach to Sunday's clash with Arsenal.

The Potters and Gunners drew 0-0 at the Britannia Stadium with Wenger suggesting that the home team went away from their usual game style which Hughes has implemented since taking over from Tony Pulis.

Wenger hinted that the physicality of Stoke made it difficult for his players to play but Hughes denied suggestions his team had returned to their physical ways.

Hughes pondered: "I don't think there was a yellow card, was there?

"I don't know why the physical aspect of the game needs to be mentioned.

"I thought it was a good football game, with both teams trying to win a key Premier League game. That's certainly what we were doing."

Goalkeepers Jack Butland and Petr Cech produced top quality performances to help their sides to clean sheets as the Gunners maintained their position at the top of the Premier League table as Stoke moved up to seventh.


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