Date: 22nd January 2017 at 5:51pm
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Arsene Wenger says he “should have shut up” after being sent off during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley.

The Arsenal manager was ordered to leave the dug out following a contentious penalty decision awarded for Burnley in stoppage time by referee Jon Moss.

“I didn’t know if I was sent to the stands but I was sent out,” Wenger said. “I thought I could watch it from a corridor.”

He added: “I regret everything. I should have shut up and gone home basically. And I apologise for that.”

The Gunners boss lost his cool with fourth official Anthony Taylor after Granit Xhaka was shown a straight red for a reckless challenge and the Frenchman was later given his marching orders after Andre Gray converted his penalty to equalise for the Clarets.

Arsenal’s fury at the officials took a u-turn when they were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time. Replays showed Laurent Koscielny in an offside position before he was fouled by Ben Mee for another penalty.

Alexis Sanchez was coolness personified as his panenka penalty evaded Tom Heaton.

Arsenal’s dramatic winner means the Gunners have moved into second place, one point above arch rivals Tottenham.

 
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