Arsene Wenger and Ronald Koeman row in tunnel after stalemate
Dutchman reportedly took exception to Arsenal manager criticising Lee Mason
Arsene Wenger is reported to have argued with Ronald Koeman after Arsenal’s goalless draw with Southampton. Photograph: Reuters
The Arsenal manager is reported to have confronted the referee, Lee Mason, and the fourth official, Craig Pawson, outside the dressing rooms to complain about several decisions Wenger claimed were missed as Arsenal lost ground in the title race.
The Frenchman reportedly complained to Mason: “It’s always the same with you.” Koeman, however, saw the exchange and intervened, telling Wenger: “And it’s always the same with you. You had 10 chances to score and couldn’t take any of them so why have a go at them?”
The 0-0 draw left Arsenal five points adrift of the Premier League leaders Leicester City, who beat Liverpool 2-0, and saw them drop a place to fourth, below Tottenham Hotspur, who won 3-0 at Norwich City.