Arsenal boss Arteta rages over VAR decision: ‘There is obviously something there’


Date of publication: Saturday 17 October 2020 9:05

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta lamented the decision not to award his side a penalty for a high starting challenge from Kyle Walker.

Shooters showed steel and wit throughout, but failed to find the edge in falling to a 1-0 loss to Man City.

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game in the first half, but Arsenal stayed in the game until the final whistle.

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Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Arteta said: “I’m upset because I think we deserve more from the game.

“I am extremely happy with the performance we have achieved today against a high level team.

“To come here and play with the attitude, and have the courage to play like we played today, to make things as difficult as we did, I have to say that I can’t demand much more from the players.

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“Other than saying when you have three big chances in this game you have to score.”

When asked what the better opportunity was, Arteta pointed to the non-awarding of the penalty following Kyle Walker’s high boots challenge while trying to clear a corner.

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“I think all three of them were really good, and obviously the situation we have with the corner and Kyle Walker.

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“This must be verified [by VAR]. They said they had checked, and I asked ‘How the hell did you check if you took two seconds to check this action ?!’

“Obviously, there is something there.”