Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Manchester City’s second goal in their 3-0 Carabao Cup final win was “100 per cent offside”, according to a Sky news report.
Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva handed City their first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era as they eased to victory at Wembley.
However, Wenger took offence to City’s second goal in the 58th minute, stating his belief that Leroy Sane was obstructing while standing in an offside position as Kompany turned in Ilkay Gundogan’s initial attempt.
“I believe we were a bit unlucky,” Wenger told Sky Sports. “The second goal, I have just watched it again. It was an important goal for this game, and for me it was 100 per cent offside.”
The Arsenal boss reiterated this point in his post-match press conference, highlighting his disbelief that the VAR was content that the goal should stand.
“I feel like everything went against us today,” Wenger said. “The second goal is offside. I don’t know who is sat in the VAR. I just watched it again. It’s a mystery to me how you can sit there and watch that [on VAR] and not give offside.”
Before City opened their account at Wembley, Arsenal missed the first opportunity of the match when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was denied by Kyle Walker and then goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.