Arsene Wenger claimed both Manchester City goals were offside after seeing Arsenal slip to a second consecutive Premier League defeat on Sunday.
The Gunners, beaten in midweek by Everton, suffered their third league defeat of the season despite going ahead through Theo Walcott’s early opener.
Goals by Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling gave City the win but Wenger felt both ought to have been ruled out.
“The two goals are two offside goals and in a game of that stature I feel enough is enough for us,” he told Sky Sports.
“We got some bad decisions for the whole season and today I looked at the goals and both are offside.
“The second one is five yards offside. The first one is still offside. But what can I do? We have to live with that. We have to look at ourselves and analyse why we lost the game.”
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Wenger also insisted that Sunday’s defeat did not mirror the loss at Everton but blamed a tough fixture schedule on his team’s lacklustre display.
“It’s a shame because in the two games we were 1-0 up and we lost the two games 2-1,” he said.
“But we were quite in control and in the second half we suffered after their first goal for 20-25 minutes
“Same result-wise but it was not exactly the same pattern. On Tuesday night we conceded two goals from headers.
“It’s difficult as well because we’ve played four games out of five away from home, with a very short recovery from Saturday to Tuesday after we played away to Basel, you could see today physically the second half was a bit more difficult.
“It’s a horrible week but it’s part of the season as well. Unfortunately what is horrible is on the schedule we knew it was a difficult week because we had the Champions League game before that but we were controlling both games and that’s difficult. But the mentality is strong and we have to respond now.”
While both City goals could easily have been ruled out for offside the performance, like in midweek against Everton, was again below par particularly after the break and will surely be of more concern to Wenger than the match officials.