Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has expressed strong frustration and disappointment following his team’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle. The match was marred by controversy as a controversial goal allowed by VAR decided the outcome, leaving Arteta to label it “a disgrace.”
The pivotal moment occurred when Anthony Gordon scored the winning goal for Newcastle, sparking immediate controversy. Arsenal claimed that there was a foul committed by Joelinton on their defender Gabriel in the buildup to the goal. The incident was reviewed by VAR, but the goal was ultimately allowed to stand.
Arteta was visibly upset by the decision and did not mince words when expressing his frustration during the post-match interview. He referred to the decision as “a disgrace” and vehemently criticized the VAR system for not overturning the goal.
The loss to Newcastle comes as a significant blow to Arsenal, who had already suffered a setback earlier in the week with their exit from the League Cup. It puts a dent in their title bid and leaves the team and its manager reeling from the controversial defeat.
The controversy surrounding VAR decisions continues to be a topic of debate in football, and incidents like the one in the Arsenal vs. Newcastle match highlight the challenges faced by both players and managers in dealing with contentious decisions that can influence the outcome of the game.
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