Jack Wilshere has criticised the performance of referee Craig Pawson after Arsenal lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.
Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva ensured that Manchester City won at Wembley Stadium, and Arsenal have come in for fierce criticism over the level of their performance.
However, while acknowledging that the Gunners were second best to Pep Guardiola’s side, Wilshere has claimed that Arsenal have reason to feel aggrieved by a number of decisions from the officials.
On Instagram, Wilshere said: “Hard to put into words my emotions about yesterday. City are a good team and deserved to win yesterday. A lot of people have had their say on us and we have to accept criticism when we lose.
“That being said I can’t accept some of the decisions that went against us yesterday. Whatever you say about the first goal, it’s a foul. The second goal is offside. There should have been a second yellow in the first half.
“Yes, this happens in football but it’s still hard to accept and people will say we are looking for excuses but these are facts.”