Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss sorry for confronting fourth official during Burnley win

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Wenger clashed with Taylor after being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss for protesting Burnley's 92nd-minute penalty award, which allowed Andre Gray to equalise.

Arsene Wenger receives his marching order during Arsenal's Premier League win against Burnley.

"We finally got the win but of course it was very hard for us".

"I felt it was a bit frustrating to concede the penalty".

Arsenal struggled to break down their dogged opponents for much of the game, with Burnley's defensive discipline restricting Wenger's charges to just three shots on target in the first half.

"We are a team that keeps going no matter what happens and that is a good thing".

Burnley manager Sean Dyche insisted Arsenal's penalty should not have been given due to an offside after seeing his team succumb to an injury-time Gunners victor for the second time this season.

Blaming Xhaka for failing to follow instructions to stay on his feet, Wenger warned the midfielder to curb his over-zealous challenges.

"I'm disappointed that we played with 10 men". We don't encourage our midfielders to go down on tackling, we want them to stand up and not to make this kind of fouls.

From there, it looked as if Arsenal would complete a straightforward win with a minimum of fuss.

Or perhaps, Wenger could gamble and hand Danny Welbeck a rare start in an Arsenal shirt with the Englishman fit and raring to prove himself all over again. "What is more important at the moment is for us to build a run, to have a consistency in our results". I said something that you hear every day in football. Jay Rodriguez scored the second, before Dusan Tadic's late penalty sealed the comprehensive victory.

Burnley had lost eight of their nine previous league matches on the road this season, but they were unexpectedly defiant during the opening 45 minutes in London.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche was livid too, when the spot-kick was awarded against his side - with Laurent Koscielny offside in the area before Ben Mee was penalised for kicking him in the face. The lads are questioning whether it was off-side in the first place and then whether it's a penalty. "It's offside. As simple as that".

"You need the officials to do well. They have to be fearless have officials at places like this, I understand that, but you've got to think it has to be given [offside]". "It leaves a bad taste in the mouth", Dyche said.



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