Wenger: We want a good referee Vs Bayern

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes Norway referee Svein Oddvar Moen will be clever enough to spot any ‘tricks’ in tonight’s Champions League showdown with Bayern Munich to avoid any of his players being sent off in “special circumstances” once again.The Gunners head to the Allianz Arena looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg last month, which saw goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny sent off for what was deemed a professional foul.It is not the first time Arsenal have found themselves on the wrong side of calls from officials in Europe.Wenger watched his side play most of the 2006 Champions League final with 10 men, as well as having striker Robin van Persie sent off against Barcelona in the Nou Camp two seasons ago.Midfielder Mikel Arteta also saw red in the last group game of the current campaign away to Napoli – a subsequent defeat which meant Arsenal finished runners-up and so were drawn against the holders.The Arsenal manager hopes history does not repeat itself again on tonight. “We have played a few times with 10 men in Europe and always under very special circumstances – in the Champions League final, now against Bayern,” Wenger said at last night’s UEFA press conference in Munich.last_img

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