The 1-0 loss for Arsenal at Newcastle was called “a disgrace” by Mikel Arteta after VAR controversially let Anthony Gordon’s goal stand.
Gordon scored from close range in the second half at St. James’ Park to give Newcastle their first Premier League loss of the season.
But Arsenal was furious about the goal and said it should have been ruled out because Joelinton had tripped Gabriel.
Gabriel, an Arsenal defender, seemed to get hit in the back by Joelinton as the two of them fought over Joe Willock’s cross. The ball went to Gordon, who scored from almost on the goal line.
There wasn’t a foul, even after a long VAR check. Arsenal’s claims that the ball went out of play before Willock crossed it were also turned down, as were claims that Gordon was offside.
It shouldn’t have turned out this way. “This goal has no business being there in the Premier League, which we say is the best league in the world,” Arteta said.
“After 20 years in this country, I feel bad about myself. We should not do this; there is too much at stake.
Arsenal lost for the second time this week, which was a huge setback for their title hopes. It was also the end of a bad few days, as West Ham beat them in the League Cup on Wednesday.
But the way Arteta lost was questionable, and it made him feel bad.
“Every week, we want to do amazing things and be at the top of our game. We were not deserving of losing the game. “The decisions were very clear, and we lost,” Arteta said after Arsenal failed to score for the first time this season in all competitions.
“We spent so many hours because there was so much at stake.” It’s so close to the edges. It’s not good enough. That’s how everyone in that changing room feels, including me.
“You have no idea how many messages I got telling me this could not go on. I have to say it right now: “That’s not okay.”
Arsenal are now three points behind Manchester City, who is in first place. This result could have a big effect on their chances of winning the title.
“I’m not sure how to feel.” This is a waste of time. It’s a waste of time. “I don’t want to be controlled by other people,” Arteta said.
“Going up against this team is already hard enough.” It can’t go on like this. Too much is at stake. Too bad things will happen.