Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta says he could be banned if he spoke about Paul Tierney’s north London derby efficiency

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta says he would be banned if he spoke about Paul Tierney's north London derby performance

Mikel Arteta accused the match officers of “destroying a phenomenal recreation” after 10-man Arsenal suffered a dangerous 3-0 north London derby defeat after which was accused of complaining an excessive amount of by Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.

Arsenal have been trailing to Harry Kane’s first-half penalty when Rob Holding prevented Heung-Min Son from racing in behind with a shoulder barge and noticed purple for a second bookable offence.

Referee Paul Tierney and VAR had earlier ignored an obvious elbow from Son on Holding however confirmed no hesitation giving the Gunners centre-back his marching orders, a choice which riled Arteta.

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Rob Holding receives a second yellow card, after a foul on Heung-Min Son

“If I say what I feel I’m suspended for six months,” Arteta instructed Sky Sports activities. “I do not know lie so I favor to not say what I feel. I can’t say what I feel.

“I need the referees to return in entrance of the digital camera and clarify his choices. It is a disgrace as a result of such a phenomenal recreation was destroyed at present.

“I’m not sad with my gamers. I’m pleased with my gamers. The choice was made. We will not change it. The referee has to decide in soccer.”


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Defeat on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium lower Arsenal’s benefit over their north London rivals within the race for Champions League qualification to some extent with two video games to play.

With the Gunners travelling to Newcastle on Monday Evening Soccer – dwell on Sky Sports activities – for a pivotal penultimate recreation of the season, Arteta was eager to attract a line below Thursday’s derby defeat.

“Our focus is Newcastle,” Arteta added. “This recreation is historical past. That is gone. It went out of our fingers and we now have to simply accept it. Now we must be the staff that you simply noticed from the start.

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“If you lose a soccer match within the situations, we misplaced them it is painful. However we now have an enormous match on Monday so we are going to attempt to beat them. We now have two video games to play every. It is in our fingers and now we now have to do our jobs. We confirmed from the start on this recreation.”

Conte: Arteta complains an excessive amount of

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Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte was vital of Mikel Arteta after feedback made after the sport by the Arsenal boss.

Conte revelled in taking a dig at his reverse quantity in his post-match press convention, providing Arteta some private “recommendation” on complaining much less following the Arsenal supervisor’s feedback about Tierney’s efficiency.

He additionally pointed to his personal temperament when Liverpool’s Fabinho was not proven a purple card for a foul problem on Heung-Min Son throughout their 1-1 draw at Anfield of their earlier recreation on Saturday.

He mentioned: “[Arteta] is a very good coach, he can turn out to be an necessary coach sooner or later. However in six months I’ve listened to him complain rather a lot.

“He is simply began in his job, and I’ve listened to him complain rather a lot. I feel he needs to be centered extra on his staff, and never complaining. I feel he needs to be calmer, and attempt to proceed to work as a result of he is excellent. However a coach complaining rather a lot is just not good.

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Antonio Conte hailed the followers and his gamers after Tottenham dismantled a woeful Arsenal 3-0 of their pivotal north London derby, with the race for the highest 4 heating up.

“The purple card for me was clear. Do not forget in opposition to Liverpool, I mentioned nothing about what occurred with Fabinho. If we need to complain, we now have the likelihood each recreation to talk about the referee, choices, postponed video games.

“If you happen to bear in mind, he complained in regards to the [postponed] fixture. On the time I mentioned it was not good to complain, as a result of Arsenal have been pleased to postpone the sport in an unbelievable method for Covid positives, and so they solely had one participant with Covid. I didn’t overlook this.”

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After Mikel Arteta mentioned in his post-match press convention: ‘If I communicate, I’ll get suspended’ when requested in regards to the refereeing in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at Spurs, Jamie Redknapp mentioned he couldn’t perceive what Arteta would have complaints about.

As a lot as January’s postponed north London derby had clearly caught within the Spurs head coach’s thoughts, Conte mentioned his gamers had additionally used the late call-off from Arsenal as inspiration for his or her victory 4 months on.

He added: “I feel for positive [the postponement was a motivation]. It wasn’t scenario, we have been able to play at the moment and to see it postponed in that method made us a bit indignant. However we all know that is the previous, the current is totally different.

“I’ve mentioned earlier than I want to play in opposition to Arsenal with all of the gamers out there. I feel my gamers have been a bit indignant for the primary recreation too, as a result of we misplaced 3-1. It was an necessary goal tonight.”

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“What is going on with Conte on the finish of the season? Tonight, there are usually not going to be many golf equipment in Europe that Conte goes to have the ability to go to. That is the league in the intervening time,” mentioned Gary Neville, talking on The Gary Neville Podcast.

“I’ve been vital of this league 4 or 5 years in the past when it was underperforming in Europe however it is a nice league at this second in time with nice managers. It’s the place I feel you need to be a supervisor when it comes to showcasing your self.

“I feel for Conte that was massive tonight. Champions League? No brainer, he stays. The one drawback is that he needs to be within the Champions League, he must be within the Champions League. So, I do assume it’s a massive evening. However regardless of whether or not they get into the Champions League, this should have an effect on Conte. I do know he’s fairly ruthless about the place he needs to be and what he needs to do. However that will need to have had an influence on him.

“These gamers on the market will see one thing constructing in the event that they get on this Champions League. It will do unbelievable issues for Spurs. They appear a bit extra skilled, extra composed, extra mature and so as. Arsenal look extra fragile. Within the final week of the season, you need that reliability. I do see Spurs being favourites now.”

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