Arsene Wenger has hit out at Raheem Sterling, saying that the England international is good at diving after he won a penalty for Man City during their 3-1 win yesterday.
With the hosts leading 1-0, the City man went went down under a challenge from Nacho Monreal and referee Michael Olivier pointed to the spot. Sergio Aguero converted to make it 2-0, and afterwards the Arsenal manager didn’t hold back in his criticism of the player and the officials.
“I believe it was no penalty,” he said. “We know that Raheem Sterling dives well, he does that very well.
“And the third goal was offside. I am very upset because at 2-1 we were in the game.
“The third goal was the killer and it is not by coincidence that mistakes always go for the home team, as we know.
“It is unfortunate that the game finished the way it finished. I am disappointed.
“You can accept it if City win in a normal way, they are a good side, but this is unacceptable. Last season we lost two offside goals and it has happened again.”
Wenger could face disciplinary charges for his comments about Sterling, and the fact he has called into question the integrity of the match officials.
The Gunners must now lick their wounds going into the Interlull, knowing they face a North London derby when they return.