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Wenger: Suarez made more of the penalty claim than it was

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Liverpool's Luis Suarez did himself no favours against the Gunners.

The football world appears convinced Liverpool should have had a second penalty against Arsenal, but on first look at least Arsene Wenger was unconvinced.

He spoke after the game in his press conference regarding the incident, and hinted that Liverpool's Luis Suarez made the most of the incident.

"Maybe. I have to watch it again. You know that I rate Suarez as a player but I think if we had him in the team we would have a few more free-kicks!

"There was contact, I don't deny that, but he is good to make more of it."

Whether the striker did or did not make the most of it however should not be relevant. He does go down theatrically, but the contact from Oxlade-Chamberlain was a clear foul, taking none of the ball.

Wenger's views were not shared by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers:

"Yes, absolutely. I think the first one, Luis gets clipped and it's a clear penalty.

"I thought the second one was even clearer. We're bitterly disappointed to have not got that because then it would have kept our momentum going for the final stages of the game, in which I thought we were on top.

"We're a team that is really aggressive in our attack and we provoke a lot of challenges because of the aggression in our offensive game. Especially Luis - he's always in and around the box, he's always asking questions of defenders. He's got one penalty but should have had two today." 

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