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Wenger: Dyer Dived To Win Penalty

Arsene Wenger believes that Nathan Dyer dived to help win a penalty in the first half.

Dyer was fouled by Ramsey inside the penalty area and Scott Sinclair stepped up to convert from the spot to put the scores level again at 1-1 at the break.

The Arsenal boss believes that Dyer dived to win the decision from the referee. Although it did look like Dyer himself made contact with Ramsey too as he tried to cleverly spin on the ball, saying he dived is quite harsh.

Wenger said:

'The game was difficult as Swansea played well, but the game was decided by some strange decisions, the first by the referee was the penalty which was a complete imagination and it was a good dive by the player.

'From then on there were other turning points like when we got back to 2-2 and made a defensive mistake, we showed a lack of appreciation for the ball and the defensive performance was not good enough.

'At 2-2 I thought we had a good chance to win as we looked dangerous and the keeper did well to keep them in the game and made some great saves, and we missed some unbelievable chances.'




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 15 2012

Time: 10:07PM

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I'm not sure how anyone can argue against anything other than a dive. But that said, I wish Wenger would keep these things to himself sometimes. The pen was just an incident in a game in which we were completely out played. I'm sure if we'd have got the free kick as we should instead of you getting a pen you'd have still have found a way to win. Terrible performance from the Gunners.
Rocky7
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16/01/2012 01:13:00

STFU Wenger.
Sajit
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16/01/2012 01:45:00

Poor old Whinger....
Tottenham Hotcore
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16/01/2012 01:46:00

Swansea played well. Well enough to win. End of story.
Singspurs
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16/01/2012 02:43:00

Very fair assessment Rocky, the Gunners were out fought and outplayed for about an hour of that game. You had your chances of course but we have to expect that from a top six club. Overall the Swans were up for it more than Arsenal, our team spirit was stronger than yours. Still that was a great game to watch---two sides playing the game as it should be played.
Philto
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16/01/2012 10:42:00

The first time in 20 years Mr wenker actually sees what happens on the pitch and it is ironically when one of the other teams players goes down....suck it up arses.
Blue is the colour
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16/01/2012 11:36:00

if the shoe was on the other foot how would Wenger have reacted then, in hindsight it may well have been the wrong decision, but lets give the ref a bit of credit he didn't have the same view and numerous replays has the tv cameras.
ten men
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16/01/2012 18:24:00

Totally agree ten men--in normal speed it looked a cast iron pen. You can't blame the ref at all.
Philto
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17/01/2012 10:49:00

 

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