ARSENAL LEGEND THIERRY HENRY HITS BACK AT WENGER FOR SAYING ALONSO’S GOAL SHOULDN’T HAVE STOOD

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Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso jumped fairly over Hector Bellerin to put Chelsea ahead in the first half. Although it left Bellerin with a knock that eventually led to him leaving the pitch, it wasn’t a foul tackle.

In his post match interview, Wenger claims that the goal should have been ruled out for a foul on the Arsenal right-back Bellerin, but Arsenal legend Thierry Henry insists his former manager has got it wrong.

“He’s going to say that,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“If you’re a neutral, he attacked the ball like he should’ve attacked the ball. He carries momentum, it looks bad, that’s what it is, but I think it’s a fair challenge.

“They are both looking at the ball, he jumps in the air, I think it’s a goal.

“Going back to what Arsene said, I can understand from the Arsenal corner that he’s going to say that – is that why you lost the game? I don’t think so.

“Things went your way the other game against Burnley, things are going to go your way against Everton, so, you know, things come and go.

“But the way they played today, we knew, be careful against Chelsea, you’re going to exposed on the counter if you don’t sense the counter quick enough, and that’s where I think they lost the game today.”

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