Arsenal football club has released a statement in support of their manager Mikel Arteta who lamented yesterday about poor officiating that resulted to their loss to Newcastle United at St James Park.

“Arsenal Football Club wholeheartedly supports Mikel Arteta’s post-match comments after yet more unacceptable refereeing and VAR errors on Saturday evening.

We would d also like to acknowledge the huge effort and performance from our players and travelling supporters at St James’ Park.

The Premier League is the best league in the world with the best players, coaches and supporters, all of whom deserve better.

PGMOL urgently needs to address the standard of officiating and focus on action which moves us all on from retrospective analysis, attempted explanations and apologies.

We support the ongoing efforts of Chief Refereeing Officer, Howard Webb and would welcome working together to achieve the world-class officiating standards our league demands.”

After the match Arteta said that,”We have to talk about how the hell this goal can stand up it is incredible I feel embarrassed, but I have to be the one coming in here to defend the club and please ask for help, because it is an absolute disgrace that this goal is allowed.

It’s an absolute disgrace it’s not a goal for many reasons we put so much effort in, and it is so difficult to compete at this level and this is an absolute disgrace.

I have been more than 20 years in this country, and this is nowhere near the level to describe the best league in the world, I am sorry.

I don’t care what they say whatever they say, it is too late.I don’t want to be in the hands of people, there is a lot of things it’s simple, it’s not a goal we lost three points today, do you know what that means? it’s too hard, it’s embarrassing, it’s incredible, honestly I feel sick to be part of this.”


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