Date: 27th April 2017 at 11:35am
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Arsene Wenger believes Leicester’s Christian Fuchs should have been booked for throwing the ball at Alexis Sanchez during Arsenal’s crucial victory on Wednesday.

Wenger has been quoted by the BBC as saying the Leicester defender was lucky he wasn’t show a yellow card for throwing the ball at Alexis ‘on purpose.’

He said: ‘Fuchs was lucky not to get a yellow card because he threw the ball at him on purpose.’

Ok, Wenger might have a point about Fuchs being booked, well, being lucky to escape without punishment, but did the actions really warrant the reaction of Alexis? You would have thought he was shot the way he went down clutching his face.

Alexis was eventually booked for failing to retreat the required distance – a booking Wenger accepted but claims it was a rule the Chilean wasn’t aware of so he should have been informed by referee Mike Jones or his assistant.

Wenger added: ‘In the first two attempts when Fuchs tried to throw the ball in, Sanchez stood next to him and didn’t know he had to be further away. Also the referee did not tell him to move further away and after that he got a yellow card because he didn’t accept the rule. I accept that. He was not the required distance. The referee or the linesman should have told him.’

Yes, Wenger will defend his player but ‘not knowing the rules’, really?!

Following the game Alexis, 28, did post pictures on Twitter of a split lip, which wasn’t related to throw-in-gate. This, something Wenger wasn’t best please about either, came from a clash with Robert Huth – the scorer of the own goal to win the game for the Gunners.

Arsenal’s boss said: ‘Robert Huth went really in with him I think. I helped him to get up and he was bleeding on the lips.’

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