Wenger – Fulham’s aim was to get Djourou sent off, and it worked!

Arsene Wenger was not happy with the refereeing in yesterdays defeat to Fulham, and he believes that Fulham’s sole game plan consisted of getting Johann Djourou a second yellow card after the Arsenal defender was first booked.

“The referee influenced the game in completely the wrong way, in my opinion,” said Wenger.

“We cannot influence that. We had a good first half … in the second half we were more tired and in the last 10 minutes we lost the game because we were down to 10 men. The first yellow card was not a yellow card; the second yellow card was a foul for us. It was also 100% a penalty for us in the first half.