Wilshere hits out at Carabao Cup final referee Craig Pawson

Written by on February 27, 2018

Arsenal were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday with Gary Neville labelling the players “spineless” and “an absolute disgrace”.

Wilshere said the team had to accept criticism but he chose to point the finger at the officials on his Instagram account.

He posted: “Hard to put into words my emotions about yesterday.

“City are a good team and deserved to win. A lot of people have had their say on us and we have to accept criticism when we lose.


“That being said I can’t accept some of the decisions that went against us yesterday.

“Whatever you say about the first goal, it is a foul. The second goal is offside.

“There should have been a second yellow in the first half. Yes this happens in football but it is still hard to accept.

“And people will say we are looking for excuses but these are facts. Anyway we need to respond, starting on Thursday.

“Thanks to all the Gooners for your support and trust me we feel the same but we need to stick together.”

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Attention now turns to Arsenal’s Premier League match against Manchester City at the Emirates in three days.

Arsenal are 27 points behind leaders City and 10 points adrift of Tottenham in fourth place.

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