Good to see anyone linked to Arsenal who has nonetheless obtained some integrity, step ahead David Dein.
The previous Arsenal vice-chairman and co-owner (as soon as proudly owning 42% of the membership) saying if he had nonetheless been in cost, there isn’t a approach that the membership would have backed up the disgraceful Mikel Arteta feedback (see under) after the defeat to Newcastle United.
The shameful official membership assertion (additionally see under) backing Arteta, a complete embarrassment.
David Dein admitting that clearly Mikel Arteta was making an attempt to deflect consideration away from his and his staff’s shortcomings, ridiculously making an attempt to say that Arsenal deserved to win, regardless of solely having one effort on course in 101 minutes of soccer. That one effort was a tame effort straight at Nick Pope, who didn’t even have to maneuver and simply saved it.
David Dein additionally admitting that the entire embarrassing episode hasn’t performed the picture of the membership any good.
David Dein talking to Talksport in regards to the shameful Mikel Arteta feedback and Arsenal behaviour, the previous Gunners vice-chairman requested if he would have defended Arteta if nonetheless within the job – 19 November 2023:
“It wouldn’t have occurred.
“However we’re in an emotional recreation and these items do occur.
“I believe it’s unlucky and you reside and study.”
David Dein requested whether or not he would have taken Mikel Arteta apart and warned him about his conduct:
“In all probability.
“However you don’t wish to undermine the supervisor both.
“The supervisor within the warmth of the second, that’s what he believed in.
“I used to be at Newcastle that recreation, he felt aggrieved that he felt the selections go in opposition to him.
“Within the last evaluation, I believe it was a little bit of misdirection.
“As a result of the very fact is, there was 101 minutes, three minutes added on within the first half and eight minutes within the second.
“In 101 minutes of soccer we solely had one shot at purpose, so you possibly can’t actually say that the staff deserved to win.
“It’s what it’s.
“There’s a course of in place for a way they cope with these items and I simply assume it was a little bit bit pointless.
“I don’t assume it did the picture of the membership any good.”
Mikel Arteta talking after Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 – 4 November 2023:
“It was embarrassing what occurred and the way the purpose stands.
“I had 20 years on this nation and now I really feel ashamed. It’s an absolute shame.
“If there was a staff seeking to win the sport as we speak it was Arsenal.
“Embarrassing what occurred, how this purpose stands, within the Premier League, this league we are saying is the perfect on this planet.
“I’ve been 20 years on this nation and now I really feel ashamed.
“It’s a shame and there’s an excessive amount of at stake right here.
“We are attempting to do unbelievable issues and be on the highest stage every week.
“Once we’re not ok I maintain my fingers up and take accountability.
“The end result is nowhere close to the extent this league must have and the best way this league is getting competed in. It’s not ok.
“I really feel embarrassed to be a part of this.
“It’s a shame, that’s what it’s.
“It’s a shame.
“We’ve to speak about how the hell this purpose stands.
“I really feel embarrassed however I’ve to be the one to come back right here and defend the membership and ask for assist.
“Once more, I really feel embarrassed.”
Arsenal official assertion – 5 November 2023:
‘Arsenal Soccer Membership wholeheartedly helps Mikel Arteta’s post-match feedback after but extra unacceptable refereeing and VAR errors on Saturday night.
We’d additionally prefer to acknowledge the large effort and efficiency from our gamers and travelling supporters at St James’ Park.
The Premier League is the perfect league on this planet with the perfect gamers, coaches and supporters, all of whom deserve higher. PGMOL urgently wants to handle the usual of officiating and deal with motion which strikes us all on from retrospective evaluation, tried explanations and apologies.
We help the continuing efforts of Chief Refereeing Officer, Howard Webb and would welcome working collectively to attain the world-class officiating requirements our league calls for.’