Arsenal keeper Petr Cech furious with referee Mike Dean for awarding West Brom a controversial last-minute penalty …

Arsenal keeper Petr Cech furious with referee Mike Dean for awarding West Brom a controversial last-minute penalty ...
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community guidelines – and if you spot a comment you think doesn’t adhere to the guidelines, please use the ‘Report’ link next to it to let us know.After the break, Arsenal upped the tempo and Alexandre Lacazette twice went close to scoring, but was denied by a fine Ben Foster stop in the home goal before poking wide from close range.Alexandre Lacazette worked hard but couldn’t find the net (Image: AFP) Sanchez 7

But Sunday’s clash with West Brom saw Wenger take to the dugout for the record-breaking 811th time in the Premier League. 

But Calum Chambers was harshly adjudged to have handled in the penalty area and Jay Rodriguez converted an 89th-minute spot-kick to help his side climb off the bottom of the table.

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87’ – PENALTY TO WEST BROM! Gibbs’ cross strikes the arm of Chambers and Mike Dean points to the spot! Controversial decision…

The experienced stopper insists that by giving a penalty, Dean was going against what players were told in pre-season meetings with referees over what is handball and what isn’t.
Arsene Wenger said it was definitely not a penalty Arsene Wenger said it was definitely not a penalty Arsene Wenger was left frustrated after Arsenal conceded a controversial late penalty against West Brom, saying it was “difficult to accept“.

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5/22 Evans – 6 Gave Alex Iwobi too much space in the first half and the Arsenal attacker should’ve scored. Was virtually faultless otherwise.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez looked fed up during their match with West Brom on Sunday

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Alexis Sanchez scored and put on a very deliberate show of unity at West Brom but his Arsenal career could easily …

Pardew was forced into one change, and replaced the injured Salomon Rondon with Hal Robson-Kanu up front.“What can you do – talk and talk and talk but it doesn’t change anything," he said.

Then came Arsenal’s rather fortunate goal. Brought down on the edge of the area by Gareth Barry, Sánchez took the free-kick that followed and although it was poorly hit, the ball struck McClean and sailed past Foster. Albion must have feared the worst at that stage but Rodriguez’s penalty grabbed a precious point.

Here’s how the two teams line up:
15’ – JUST OVER! A lovely ball from Sanchez picks out Iwobi on the edge of the box. He turns his marker, opening up space to have a shot but he leans back and curls the ball over the top of Foster’s bar.

"The worst human of 2017!" Arsenal fans fume as Mike Dean awards West Brom late penalty in Hawthorns draw

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Alan Pardew felt the late decision by Mike Dean was tough on Arsenal Alan Pardew felt the late decision by Mike Dean was tough on Arsenal Alan Pardew feels Mike Dean’s decision to award his West Brom side a late penalty against Arsenal was tough on the Gunners.

Wenger remonstrated with Dean on the touchline right after the penalty was scored and the Arsenal boss revealed the referee had very little to say.

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Arsene Wenger made history by taking charge of his 811th Premier League game, breaking Sir Alex Ferguson’s record, but his side played with little urgency and lacked creativity on the Frenchman’s landmark day.Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick deflected in via James McClean to put the Gunners on the brink of victory at The Hawthorns as Wenger ticked onto 811 Premier League games managed – a new record.Alexis Sanchez’s free kick, which deflected in off the leg of James McClean as he turned his back in a defensive wall, put Arsenal ahead in the 83rd minute of a match that only sparked to life in the final stages at The Hawthorns.The striker netted after Calum Chambers handled in the area to clinch a 1-1 draw just as it looked like Alexis Sanchez had given the Gunners victory.

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Ahead of being submerged by every outfield member of Arsene Wenger’s team following his deflected free-kick, Sanchez was doing his best to portray a picture of harmony.
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Wenger overtook former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson’s mark of 810 games in the Premier League. Ferguson also managed in England’s top division for six years before the inaugural Premier League in 1992.

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Ozil has four goals and five assists from 17 Premier League appearances this season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rages over controversial Mike Dean penalty decision

With the transfer window opening, Pardew insisted he is looking to be active in the transfer market.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed his team’s starting lineup for the Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion.Published: 19:32 GMT, 31 December 2017 | Updated: 19:32 GMT, 31 December 2017Arsenal were denied victory at West Brom.

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Related Kolasinac limps off with injury after Barry challenge Ozil a doubt for Chelsea clash with knee injury Guardiola predicts Sanchez will stay at Arsenal in January Wenger sets Premier League record for most games managed{“placementName”:”bettingwidget”,”sizes”:{“default”:[],”320″:[“300×250″,”300×600″],”980″:[]},”uuid”:”ad-5a49467856c9c”,”slotName”:”\/67970281\/DISPLAY_OWNED_GBL\/goalcom_responsive\/news_articles\/bettingwidget”,”name”:”ad-betting-widget”}) Arsenal fumed at Dean after the match with Petr Cech earning a yellow card, and Wenger then launched a scathing attack on the standard of officiating.”In my opinion, yes, it is 100 per cent wrong. It is difficult to accept. It is not the first time, but it is best not to talk about it. We just have to deal with it.”
As I write this, Iwobi curls a shot inches over from the edge of the box. Too much space…

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VIDEO: Limerick fireman scores this cracking goal at charity match Check out this exceptional goal during a charity match…The Wales striker’s effort was blocked and Arsenal then snuffed out Jake Livermore’s effort to keep the move alive.

Colm O’Rourke: Days like this are open to everyone – winning a championship… A sporting highlight should be real.That may sound like deep delving but given Sanchez has never been one to hide his emotions these public expressions of gratitude struck as deliberate. Happy-clappy, indeed.Jay Rodriguez converted the equalizer from the spot after Calum Chambers was adjudged to have deliberately handled a cross from barely two meters away from former Arsenal player Kieran Gibbs.

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It was an incredibly harsh decision on the Gunners defender who was stood just a yard from Kieran Gibbs as the Baggies full-back attempted to cross.West Brom a late penalty in the Gunners’ draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

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18:04 View from the Hawthorns LAURIE WHITWELL: Alexis Sanchez seemed to pointedly give applause to Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin earlier on, when each tried to find him with a long pass but failed miserably.

At the other end, Albion enjoyed some success on their right flank, where Matty Phillips’s trickery caused Arsenal problems. Phillips had the beating of Sead Kolasinac, who departed with a knee injury after 37 minutes, and the winger delivered a few dangerous crosses that were crying out for a centre forward to attack the ball with more conviction. Rodriguez did get on the end of one delivery, in the sixth minute, but Petr Cech was able to save comfortably.

Ahmed Hegazi impressed in defence (Image: REUTERS) Evans 7

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Wenger also said he welcomes the introduction of Video Assistant Referee technology, which is set to be used in the FA Cup next weekend.

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Jay Rodriguez tucked it home to send The Hawthorns bananas. The Albion forward should have had a penalty against Arsenal earlier this season so perhaps there was some poetic justice at play on the last evening of 2017.However, West Brom levelled in the final minute from the penalty spot after Calum Chambers was penalised for handball in the box.

“I didn’t break the rules, I just asked a question.

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