Anderlecht boss critiques Arsenal: 'They played the same way throughout'


Besnik Hasi has revealed how his side came back from 3-0 down against the Gunners.

It's fair to say there was some tension between Anderlecht boss Besnik Hasi and Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger last night.

The Frenchman refused to shake Hasi's hand after their sides drew 3-3 in the Champions League.

The Gunners had taken a 3-0 lead, only for the Belgian side to peg them pack to earn a point.

And Hasi credits two factors for Anderlecht's comeback: firstly, the passion of the away side's support; secondly, the fact that Arsenal 'played the same way throughout' - constantly searching for another goal.

"It doesn’t hurt me if I don't get his hand. We come from a small competition but we just imagine playing these teams," he told reporters after the draw.

"In these two games against Arsenal, we deserve more than just one point. Maybe Arsenal wanted to have fun with their public. I am honoured to have coached my team.

"At 3-0, you either say the game is over and let them score the fourth or fifth or you make changes. At 3-1, we grew in confidence and I have to thank our fans tonight. Even at 3-0 down they gave confidence to the team. Our players got into the rhythm again.

"Arsenal played the same way throughout: They tried to score a fourth and at 3-2 you see Arsenal start to have a bit of doubt."

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