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Sorensen slams dire Gunners

03 Nov 2008 - 11:26:56

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has criticised Arsenal for failing to cope with the Potters' tactics at the weekend.

The Gunners crashed to a 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium with both of City's goals coming from Rory Delap's long throws.

Sorensen was unimpressed with Arsene Wenger's side, saying: "The way Arsenal play football is great to watch, but if you get into them and get balls into the box, can they handle it? They showed here that they weren't ready for it.

"You can say it's simple, but it worked. I thought we were tremendous, especially in the first half. In the second half, we sat back a little bit, but they didn't create that much."

Arsenal finished the game with ten men after Robin van Persie was dismissed for charging into Sorensen, who said of the incident: "Andy Griffin chested the ball back to me and I could see him coming in.

"I was trying to tease him a little bit, and I could see in his eyes that he was going to commit himself.

"He didn't hit me that hard and I don't know if it should have been a yellow or a red card. That is the referee's decision. But he went way over what he's supposed to do because he didn't go for the ball, he just went after me."


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