Arsene Wenger blasts Jack Grealish as he singles out Man City's record signing for their astonishing collapse05/05/2022
ARSENAL's legendary manager Arsene Wenger has blasted Jack Grealish over Manchester City's late Champions League exit.
Real Madrid are heading to the final after an extraordinary late comeback against City at the Bernabeu.
Pep Guardiola's team thought they'd be playing in the grand occasion for the second season in a row until super sub Rodrygo scored two quick goals.
Both strikes came after the 90 minute mark to send the game to extra-time and the momentum was with the newly-crowned Spanish champions.
Grealish, 26, signed for City in a blockbuster £100MILLION deal last summer, making him the most expensive British footballer of all time.
And when talking to beIN SPORTS, Wenger singled out the England star when highlighting why City aren't at the May 28 crunch match in Paris.
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He said: "When you look at 1-1, when Grealish is against Carvajal, he is passed easily, too easily.
"Grealish must absolutely fight to stop that cross.
"You do not want the ball in the box, anything can happen when everybody goes forward.
"That is where City did not secure the game, defending on the sides.
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"Because they conceded, even when you look when Benzema gave the ball back, they didn't really attack the ball the defenders, they made big mistakes."
Dani Carvajal easily beat Grealish and the resulting cross found Rodrygo's head and then the back of the net.
The former Villa captain had nearly ended the game with a goal up the other end moments earlier.
The midfielder had two huge chances as he rounded Thibaut Courtois only to have it cleared off the line by Ferland Mendy.
Then a minute later, Courtois produced a worldy save to stop Grealish finding the bottom corner.
Brazilian Rodrygo's goals came just 91 SECONDS apart to bring extra-time into the equation.
City then conceded a Karim Benzema penalty and suddenly Grealish and his team-mates face the very real prospect of ending the season trophy less.
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