Mikel Arteta and Martin Audegaard have criticized Gabriel Martinelli’s decision to disallow Gabriel Martinelli’s goal in Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester United, but Roy Keane says he is ‘disgusted with their excuses’ rice field.
Arsenal thought they had taken the lead in the 12th minute when Martinelli finished brilliantly after Christian Eriksen was passed by Bukayo Saka after losing possession to Audegaard.
However, the goal was disallowed after VAR’s Lee Mason advised referee Paul Tierney to check the pitchside monitors.
Arsenal manager Arteta said Martinelli’s decision was “difficult to accept”.
He said sky sports: “It’s a lack of consistency. What’s soft? Last week they said [Aston Villa] Aaron (Lamsdale) had a foul and I scored, but it was soft and not a foul.
“Then Bukayo will be penalized. [Saka, by Tyrone Mings] But it’s soft and not a penalty. It’s a foul today.
“It’s a big game so the threshold is low, so there were some strong tackles and no yellow cards. It’s really hard to accept.”
Odegaard believes he has challenged Eriksen fairly, and the goal should have stood in a weekend dominated by the controversial VAR decision.
“In my opinion, never a foul,” said the Norwegian midfielder. sky sports“The referee sees it and continues play.
“It’s a soft challenge and for VAR to be introduced it has to be clear and obvious. It’s been said many times.”
“On camera, you can always make it look a little worse, but for me, it was never a foul, so it’s frustrating.
Keane: Arteta is a loser
Goals from Marcus Rashford and debutant Anthony gave Arsenal a winning start to the season, and former United midfielder Roy Keane was unimpressed by the Gunners’ displeasure.
“I’m tired of their excuses,” he said. sky sports“Arteta will be interviewed after the game. He’s a terrible loser – and so are we all. But he should give Manchester United a little credit, but he never does.”
“Every time they lose a game, it’s something they didn’t do properly or the people involved stop making excuses.
“You lost the game 3-1. You got accolades, but I get points every day.”
but comrades sky sports Critic Paul Merson believes the result would have been different had the Brazilian been awarded a goal.
When asked if Martinelli’s goal disallowed changed the game, he said. sky sports: “one hundred percent.
‘Manchester United couldn’t have played more in the first ten minutes. would have been
“The goal was disallowed but watching the 20-30 minutes that followed was a huge shock to Manchester United.”
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PGMOL admit VAR calls at Chelsea, Newcastle were mistakes
Martinelli’s decision comes after refereeing body PGMOL admitted that the VAR incidents at Chelsea and Newcastle on Saturday were a mistake after the Premier League asked the referees’ commission to investigate.
Saturday’s Premier League action was marred by a series of decisions that were either overturned thanks to VAR intervention or not given despite the existence of a review system, leaving several unable to contain their emotions after the match. team manager was furious.
After the Premier League called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding key decisions at Stamford Bridge and St James’ Park, sky sports news PGMOL understands that they believe an error has occurred in the incident that prevented goals from West Ham and Newcastle.
In West London, West Ham were denied a second-half equalizer when Maxwell Cornette’s goal was choked after a VAR review ruled that Jarrod Bowen had fouled Chelsea goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy in a build-up.
Hammers midfielder Declan Rice later called it “one of the worst VAR decisions since it entered the game.”
Meanwhile, in the north-east, Newcastle scored the winning goal disallowed for a Joe Willock foul against Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, despite Tyric Mitchell pushing Willock for Guaita.
Other incidents on Saturday include:
- Leeds were not given a penalty for Aaron Hickey’s tackle on Crisencio Somerville in their defeat at Brentford.
- Philippe Coutinho’s goal against Manchester City was disallowed after the assistant referee accidentally flagged him for offside.
There were other flashpoints in the first few weeks of the season. Chelsea fell victim to bad decisions last month. Mike Dean was on VAR duty at the time, but he admitted he should have given Spurs defender Christian Romero a red card after he pulled Marc Cucurella’s hair in a corner.