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Arsenal Boss Wenger Defend French Players After West Brom Defeat

Laurent Koscielny 6

Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defended his French players after defeat at West Brom.

The French national anthem La Marseillaise was played before the game in tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks last week and Wenger believes his French players, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny, were focused.

He said: “Once you are in the competition you are in the competition to be professional. How much did it affect them? I don’t know, I can only speak for myself.

“When you are on the pitch, you are on the pitch. I would not explain our defeat by that.”

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