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Wenger is a sore loser: Robben


ROBBEN-BARCALONDON, England, March 5- Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has responded to comments made about him by Arsene Wenger by calling the Arsenal boss a sore loser.

Robben is still seething after Wenger accused him of diving to win the penalty that saw Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny sent off in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Emirates in February.

However, the Netherlands international vehemently denied playacting, claiming he was lucky to avoid serious injury from the challenge.

“Shivers went down my spine when I saw footage of the foul again. Things could have gone horribly wrong. I have been quite lucky,” Robben told Dutch publication De Telegraaf.

“Wenger’s comments are typical for a losing coach. I don’t care much about it, because it’s not the first time he acts like this.

“It was a pretty scary moment for me. I picked up a serious injury in December after a similar foul from Augsburg’s goalkeeper.”

The second leg of the tie between the two European heavyweights will take place at the Allianz Arena on March 12, with the Bavarians taking a two-goal advantage into the home clash.

-TEAMtalk Media