Arsenal and Newcastle United played out a tense 0-0 draw in midweek. The two sides are currently sitting in the top three of the Premier League table, and there was a lot of pre-match hype before the game. The game didn’t have too many big moments, but there was a lot of drama after the game. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta labelled the refereeing in the game as ‘scandalous.’
There was a 50/50 call when Arsenal defender Gabriel looked like he’d been unfairly challenged by Dan Burn on a corner. The Arsenal players appealed, but despite their best efforts, Referee Andrew Madley was unmoved. The Arsenal fans were apoplectic and took their anger out on Twitter.
This ref is a joke… 3 fouls in a row from Newcastle unbooked…between 2 Arsenal bookings! #ARSNEW
— Carl Bovis ⚽ (@CarlBovis_AFC) January 3, 2023
— Daniel Westbrook (@master_westy206) January 3, 2023
Arsenal robbed, God! I hate these useless English refs!
— NelsoN👑 (@nelsonhands20) January 3, 2023
I don't wanna see this ref again for any arsenal match
— 𝐊𝐇𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐃✌️ (@khalid_eks) January 3, 2023
— Lesiae (@Lesiae5) January 3, 2023
Despite the draw, the Gunners are still on top, with eight points separating them from Manchester City. City have a game in hand, but this is still a pretty comfortable lead.