The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the Manchester United defender Patrice Evra simulated the injury after the challenge from Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in a recent match between the two clubs at Old Trafford. Arsenal have always been one of the main adversaries of Manchester United, but the Red Devils have been able to comfortably beat the London club at Old Trafford in recent years. They once again managed to achieve a victory during the weekend to go to the top of the table. The 2-1 victory was extremely painful on Arsenal because they played with 10 men following the red card to Jack Wilshere.
The England midfielder received his first booking of the match after just 13 min on the clock following a rash challenge on a Manchester United player. Now, the Arsenal manager has criticised Patrice Evra for making too much of the challenge from Jack Wilshere, who received a second yellow card shortly afterwards. Wilshere will now be suspended for the match against Fulham during the weekend. As a result of this defeat, Arsenal remain in the sixth position behind the likes of Tottenham and Everton. This is the worst start they have made to a Premier league season.
“I thought it was very harsh. I was surprised that the referee gave him a second yellow card. He went for the ball and Patrice Evra made the maximum of it. What is unbelievable is how naive the referee can be when he says in front of the other players. Yes, of course. He has many years in the Premier League,” said the Arsenal manager after the match. Arsenal will be hoping to put behind their recent bad run of form in the Champions League encounter against Schalke. They lost the home match against the German club at 2-0 recently.