Arsenal boss Wenger defends Harry Kane - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/02/2018

Arsene Wenger, Arsenal FC

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rubbished claims of a Harry Kane foul on Laurent Koscielny moments before the Englishman netted Spurs' winner at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Kane got up and all over Koscielny to head down Ben Davies' early cross and into the net just five minutes after the restart.

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Wenger in his assessment of his side's performance and the Kane's header after the match said: "The first goal was key and we conceded it. Kane made the difference, that's what he's about.

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur

"I have seen the replay, it is no foul, just good centre-forward play. We can only look at ourselves.

"It will be more difficult to finish in the top four but we have to fight for it. In the first half we missed three or four opportunities on the counter-attack which is difficult to swallow, always the final ball. We contained them to very little.

"Once they scored you could see we were wobbling and they could have scored more but in the last 10 minutes we should have come back to 1-1." Wenger told BCC Sports

The Gunners who have now lost three consecutive away league matches do no return to league action until Thursday, March 1 when they host league leaders Man City.