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Oliver's twist frustrates Wenger

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Wenger was far from please. (©GettyImages)
Wenger was far from please. (©GettyImages).

Manager Arsene Wenger felt a series of "strange decisions" had proved vital in Arsenal's 3-2 defeat at Swansea, particularly referee Michael Oliver's decision to award a penalty he described as "a complete imagination".

The penalty in question came in the 16th minute of an absorbing Liberty Stadium encounter after Nathan Dyer went down under Aaron Ramsey's challenge, although replays suggested that it was the Swansea winger who had made contact with the Arsenal midfielder and not the other way around.

Scott Sinclair made the most of the opportunity to score his fourth penalty of the season to level the scores at 1-1 and Wenger said: "The game was difficult as Swansea played well, but the game was decided by some strange decisions, the first by the referee was the penalty which was a complete imagination and it was a good dive by the player."

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