Arsene Wenger reacts to Laurent Koscielny’s controversial winner


After 20 years at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger knows better than anybody that luck can play a big part in deciding how the Premier League season pans out.

The Frenchman has had his fair share of both good and bad luck over the years, so he’ll be well aware that what goes around comes around.

Le Professeur was therefore not feeling too sympathetic towards Burnley after his side’s outrageous goal robbed them of a point in the dying seconds of Sunday afternoon’s game.

With the match poised at 0-0, the referee allowed one final corner to be taken and Arsenal scored from it – or more precisely, Laurent Koscielny’s elbow drove the ball into the net, much to the Clarets’ frustration.

The centre-back’s initial shot looked to be going over, before the ball bounced off his arm.


Wenger has told Sky Sports that while the Gunners were perhaps “lucky” to walk away with three points, but added:

“I haven’t seen the replay and honestly from the bench I didn’t even see the ball going in.”

Burnley boss Sean Dyche looked devastated after such a spirited performance from his troops, but that’s what the Premier League is all about. And as far as Wenger is concerned, late, scrappy wins are also often what title winners are made of.

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