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28 Mar 2010 06:57:40

Wenger feels the pressure: Title race tension gets to Arsenal boss

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lost his cool yesterday after a late goal from Birmingham striker Kevin Phillips dented his side's Premier League title hopes. Wenger was angry over the challenge by Craig Gardner on Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas, which left the Spain midfielder with a knee injury and in doubt for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg with Barcelona. Under pressure: Manager Arsene Wenger goes through the mill as Arsenal are held by Birmingham But the Frenchman, who has questioned opponents' tactics against Arsenal, flipped when asked in his Press conference whether there had been more than one bad tackle during the 1-1 draw. Wenger said: 'Am I suggesting there were a lot of bad tackles? Leave me alone with that, for ****'s sake. You are always looking for controversy.' On his captain's injury, he added: 'We have to assess him tomorrow. 'It was a bad tackle, one more. He got kicked just under the knee.'  Fabregas says Arsenal can beat Barca to reach Champions League semi-finalsBirmingham 1 Arsenal 1: Wenger in despair after Phillips' late freak goal Ferguson questions FA decision not to extend Thomas Vermaelen ban


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