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Arsenal striker Thierry Henry was “fuming” after seeing a late goal disallowed for handball in their 1-0 Champions League defeat at CSKA Moscow.

“The referee saw a handball when there wasn’t a handball,” said Henry. “You will have to ask him why this is so.

“He gave me a yellow for a deliberate handball but if you can see that on the replay I’ll give you whatever you want.

“I know it was a clean and clear goal. The keeper and defenders did not call it, only a linesman 60 yards away.

“I asked the referee and the linesman at the end what they saw and they could not tell me what they saw.

“I was fuming, he should have given me a red card for deliberate handball, that would have been the cherry on the cake.

“I just hope that what goes around comes around and it’ll be our turn next time.”
Arsene Wenger also criticised referee Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez after Henry’s effort was disallowed.

Wenger said: “The referee has not seen anything, I felt it was a goal. We have to accept sometimes that referees give goals because they do not see things.

“Now we have something new – they cancel goals because they saw things which did not exist. That’s a problem.”

Wenger did admit that his side had been outplayed for large spells of the match.

“We do not depend on decisions, we depend on our own quality of play,” added Wenger.

“Until they went 1-0 ahead, Moscow were sharper than us, winning more fights than us and finally got the advantage they deserved at that point of the game.

“We tried to attack after that, and they defended in an intelligent way.

“They got a bit of luck with their goal which, but overall they have shown great quality.”

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