03-Jan-2018 21:56:23 | The Guardian
Arsène Wenger strode purposefully towards the fourth official, Craig Pawson. The Arsenal manager was a long way from his technical area and there was steam coming out of his ears. His team were in the lead, thanks to Jack Wilshere’s goal, which, after all of the midfielder’s injury misery, was a beautiful moment for him.
But the referee, Anthony Taylor, had pointed to the penalty spot and all of Wenger’s conspiratorial pre-match fears had seemingly been realised. Wenger had railed against perceived poor officiating and Taylor always stood to be a central character. Wenger had clashed with him last January to earn himself a four-match touchline ban.
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