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Arsenal boss Wenger slams Uefa

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger yesterday labelled Uefa arrogant and a “dictatorship” as the fallout from Arsenal's Champions League defeat to Barcelona continued.

The Gunners manager and midfielder Samir Nasri have been charged for “inappropriate language” towards Swiss referee Massimo Busacca after the final whistle at the Nou Camp, where Arsenal lost 3-1 after having striker Robin van Persie controversially sent off.

Wenger said: “Who has been punished is Arsenal football club. We are out of the Champions League, we have lost one of our big ambitions, we have been punished with a lot of damages and on top of that, we have to say sorry to Uefa.

“When you have a football game of that stature, you cannot come out with decisions like that and show a lot of arrogance on top of that.

“We can all understand that we can make wrong decisions, but after that it becomes dictatorship. Its not any more common sense.”

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