Former Arsenal executive, David Dein has insisted that manager, Mikel Arteta’s recent behaviour has negatively impacted the club’s reputation.
Dein’s criticisms follows a heated reaction from Arteta after Arsenal’s Premier League 1-0 loss to Newcastle United earlier this month, which had a lot of VAR controversy.
The match’s decisive moment came with Anthony Gordon’s goal, which stood despite three separate VAR reviews.
After the game, Arteta furiously responded publicly, insisting that it was ‘absolute disgrace’ for the goal to be allowed.
However, Dein has now criticized Arteta’s response to the incident, saying via TalkSPORT, “They lost on a controversial incident about VAR, but some decisions are going to go for you, some will go against. You’ve got to accept both to life.
“There is a process in place on how they do all these things, and I just think it was a little bit unnecessary. I don’t think it did the image of the club any good.”
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