Last Updated: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 05:28
Arsene Wenger has promised to take action against Santi Cazorla if it turns out there was no contact for Arsenal's first penalty.
The Gunners ran out 2-0 winners against West Brom on Saturday afternoon but the visitors were left fuming after Cazorla appeared to throw himself to the floor to earn a penalty midway through the first-half.
Video evidence showed there was no contact but the penalty stood and Mikel Arteta slotted home to get the crucial opening goal, much to the anger of Baggies boss Steve Clarke.
"There was zero contact, it wasn't even close. I am not sure what the referee saw," Clarke revealed. "It was a bad decision for us and obviously changed the shape of the afternoon.
"It could have been a nervous afternoon for Arsenal, at 0-0 they hadn't created too much. We knew the longer the game went the more pressure would come on Arsenal and then we would have a chance. That decision changed it."
Meanwhile, Wenger says that Cazorla is adamant he was touched but will give the winger a ticking off if it turns out that was not the case.
"I am sorry if it was not a penalty, but I have spoken to Santi and he said he was touched, lost his balance. Has he made a bit more of it? I don't know," Wenger said.
"When he [a player] is touched, he goes down, the referee can give or not give the penalty. Of course [I will speak to Santi if he has not been touched]. I will look at it, don't worry."
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