17 Aug '13, 5pm
Wenger 'surprised' by penalty #Arsenal
Sky Bet Loading Market ... Football Betting Claim your free bet now! Arsene Wenger conceded it was a 'huge surprise' when Aston Villa were awarded a second penalty after Arsenal started the new season with a 3-1 home defeat. Olivier Giroud had given Arsenal an early lead before Christian Benteke headed Villa level after his initial spot-kick had been saved by Wojciech Szczesny, who had brought down Gabriel Agbonlahor. Laurent Koscielny was then penalised in the second half for felling Agbonlahor, with Benteke scoring the resultant penalty, before the Arsenal defender was later sent off. Antonio Luna's late goal compounded the misery for the Gunners and left manager Wenger questioning the performance of referee Anthony Taylor. "It was a huge surprise to me," Wenger told Sky Sports regarding the second penalty. "But more than that, there were many other things that were real...