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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 09:31 GMT 10:31 UK
Henry fumes at disallowed strike
Thierry Henry cannot believe his effort was disallowed in Moscow
Henry is astonished after his goal is ruled out for handball
Arsenal striker Thierry Henry was "fuming" after having a late goal disallowed for handball in their 1-0 Champions League loss at CSKA Moscow.

Henry said: "The referee saw a handball when there wasn't a handball. You will have to ask him why this is so.

"He gave me a yellow for a deliberate handball but if you can see that on the replay I'll give you whatever you want.

"I know it was a clean and clear goal. The keeper and defenders did not call it, only a linesman 60 yards away."

Henry, who has no right of appeal against the booking, added: "I asked the referee and the linesman at the end what they saw and they could not tell me what they saw.

We do not depend on decisions, we depend on our own quality of play

Arsene Wenger

"I was fuming, he should have given me a red card for deliberate handball, that would have been the cherry on the cake.

"I just hope that what goes around comes around and it'll be our turn next time."

Arsene Wenger also hit out at referee Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez after Henry's effort was ruled out.

Wenger said: "The referee has not seen anything, I felt it was a goal. We have to accept sometimes that referees give goals because they do not see things.

"Now we have something new - they cancel goals because they saw things which did not exist. That's a problem."

Wenger, though, admitted his side had been outplayed for large spells of the match which saw CSKA knock Arsenal off the top of Group H in the Champions League.

"We do not depend on decisions, we depend on our own quality of play," added Wenger.

"Until they went 1-0 ahead, Moscow were sharper than us, winning more fights than us and finally got the advantage they deserved at that point of the game.

"We tried to attack after that, and they defended in an intelligent way.

"They got a bit of luck with their goal which, but overall they have shown great quality."

Wenger was also unhappy about the playing surface at the Lokomotiv Stadium. He said: "We battled hard to come back, but the quality of the pitch was a handicap as well.

"Uefa has to look into that because it is not acceptable that you play on pitches like that in the Champions League.

"They deserve a much better pitch, and that can make them better."

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