– Antonio Conte takes a jibe at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
– Wenger was not happy with the decision to award Hazard a penalty in Arsenal’s game against Chelsea on Wednesday
– Conte urged Wenger to accept the refs decisions and stop grumbling
Conte took aim at Wenger, who has been particularly vocal about the standard of refereeing in the Premier League in the last week.
Wenger was aggrieved with decisions in both of Arsenal’s last two games, the most recent being the 2-2 draw with Chelsea, but Conte told him to show more respect to the officials.
“I don’t like to speak about other coaches or players,” Conte said. “You must have respect.
“For example, sometimes Wenger forgets that in the last few [Arsenal v Chelsea] games, we finished with 10 men.
“The refereeing decisions were a bit strange. I can talk, if I want to, about [refereeing] decisions for a month, but I don’t want to do this because we need to respect decisions. He has to accept the decisions.
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“Wenger must to find this way [accepting decisions]; it’s not good, it’s not good.
“He’s experienced, won a lot, but he needs to continue what he has done in the past. If Wenger watched the game again, he would understand he was lucky in the game with the referee’s decisions.”
Conte will be hoping to focus on his side’s trip to Norwich City tomorrow evening, the Blues start their FA Cup campaign at 5.30pm.
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