Wenger blasts Atkinson decisions

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Arsene Wenger vented his frustration at referee Martin Atkinson as Arsenal crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.

Wenger was livid on the touchline as Juan Mata fired the home side ahead moments after Ramires appeared to foul Francis Coquelin. The Frenchman's mood was not improved when Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was adjudged to have brought down Ramires in the box, claiming the Brazilian should have been booked for diving.

Wenger said: "The referee gave a lot of free-kicks today, and some much less than the Coquelin one. It's frustrating. It doesn't mean we should have conceded the goal but, in the big games, these decisions have big implications."

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