“I did fight many years ago for referees to become professional, but unfortunately their levels do not go up. It is difficult to accept,” Wenger told Sky Sports. A knee injury kept Mesut Ozil out of the Arsenal side and they missed the guile of the Germany international as they struggled to create any real openings in the first half.
Petr Cech has faced 13 penalties at Arsenal. Opponents have converted all 13 ? pic.twitter.com/KFR5eSH0GhDecember 31, 2017
Sanchez’s free kick found the net after taking a flick off McClean who was standing on the edge of the wall. “You can’t turn your back on it like that,” West Brom manager Alan Pardew said. "It is there for everyone to see. So he will have to learn.” As West Brom pressed for an equaliser, Kieran Gibbs tried to clip a cross into the middle, the ball hit Chambers on the arm and Dean pointed to the spot. Rodriguez stepped up and calmly drilled the penalty down the middle to ensure Arsenal have won just twice in seven league games.
Arsenal are seething. ? pic.twitter.com/Lp02ZhJuBD— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 31, 2017