Former Arsenal chief David Dein has accused Mikel Arteta of damaging the Gunners’ image with his stinging rant against VAR. Instead of backing him up with a club statement, he says he would discipline the Spaniard if he was still in charge.
Arteta reacted furiously earlier this month when his side lost 1-0 at Newcastle. Anthony Gordon’s winner was allowed to stand by the officials despite three potential infringements in the build-up being checked.
The boss was savage in his post-match assessment, labeling the officials “embarrassing” and an “absolute disgrace.” He was later charged by the FA, but the club issued a statement vowing to stick by the manager.