Wenger Koeman argument: Southampton boss angry with Arsene over referee abuse

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman were involved in a heated exchange in the tunnel following Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

The Gunners dominated the game, but failed to convert any of their 21 shots into goals.

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Clearly frustrated by the result, which saw Arsenal fall to fourth in the Premier League table behind local rivals Spurs, Wenger confronted fourth official Craig Pawson to complain about the performance of referee Lee Mason.

Wenger said to Pawson: “It’s always the same with you!”

This irked Koeman, who stepped in and told the Arsenal boss: “It’s always the same with you! You had 10 chances to score and couldn’t take any of them so why have a go at them?”

Arsenal, who lost 4-0 at Southampton on Boxing Day, have now failed to score in three consecutive Premier League matches since their 3-3 draw at Liverpool on January 13.

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