Rio Ferdinand has been speaking in regards to the fallout from Saturday’s match at St James’ Park.
What Mikel Arteta mentioned after the ultimate whistle after which the official assertion launched by Arsenal the next day.
So which aspect does Rio Ferdinand come down on?
Rio Ferdinand speaking on Vibe With 5 – 6 November 2023:
“Arsenal have come out with boxing gloves, UFC gloves on.
“They’re popping out and going nuts.
“However you’ve got to provide them an absolute bye when Havertz didn’t get despatched off.
“That’s an absolute crimson card mate.
“It’s not even a question, it’s a crimson card.
“That wasn’t talked about within the assertion after, or the meltdown.
“It’s swings and roundabouts these video games.
“You win some, you lose some.
“You get some choices, you don’t get some.
“Havertz hasn’t even been talked about this weekend [by Arsenal].”
That is the factor.
To divert consideration away from each himself and his group’s failings, Mikel Arteta claiming (see under) that Arsenal had been the victims of one thing a lot worse than anyone else has ever skilled up to now, then to make issues a lot worse, his membership issuing that stunning assertion (see under).
When even Rio Ferdinand goes as far as saying your behaviour is embarrassing, then I feel truthful to say that it’s!
Mikel Arteta and Arsenal merely had some choices that didn’t go their manner, the identical as Eddie Howe and Newcastle United.
As Rio Ferdinand signifies, by far the very worst resolution on this match was giving Kai Harverz a yellow and never a crimson, for his cowardly assault on Sean Longstaff, the place it was just by luck and by fractions that the Newcastle participant wasn’t critically injured.
Mikel Arteta talking after Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 – 4 November 2023:
“It was embarrassing what occurred and the way the aim stands.
“I had 20 years on this nation and now I really feel ashamed. It’s an absolute shame.
“If there was a group trying to win the sport right now it was Arsenal.
“Embarrassing what occurred, how this aim stands, within the Premier League, this league we are saying is the perfect on the earth.
“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 try to do unimaginable issues and be on the highest degree every week.
“After we’re not ok I maintain my fingers up and take duty.
“The 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.
“Now we have to speak about how the hell this aim 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 massive effort and efficiency from our gamers and travelling supporters at St James’ Park.
The Premier League is the perfect league on the earth with the perfect gamers, coaches and supporters, all of whom deserve higher. PGMOL urgently wants to deal with the usual of officiating and give attention to motion which strikes us all on from retrospective evaluation, tried explanations and apologies.
We help the continued efforts of Chief Refereeing Officer, Howard Webb and would welcome working collectively to realize the world-class officiating requirements our league calls for.’