Yesterday Arsenal ended eight game winning streak by drawing against Southampton with result 1:1. The protagonist in this game was for sure the ref. He made some ridiculous decisions against Arsenal which everybody is commenting. Did the ref helped the Southampton? We don’t know that but a video in social media is making people think that the ref wanted to help Southampton and make decisions against Arsenal. The reaction of Southampton coach after the game is going viral.
After the game, in the video is seeing Southampton coach thanking the ref. In the video, tou can see the decision that were against Arsenal. This is not the first time this season that the ref is against Arsenal. The Gunners are still in first place. Arsenal were far from good at St Mary’s, especially in the second half against Southampton, but you can’t win every game. Even Manchester City can’t manage that, hence why Arsenal are still above them in the table.
Wouldn’t have him on a Sunday league! Embarrassingly bad or corrupt! pic.twitter.com/gOnLGBZFYC
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Had Arsenal had one of those on Sunday, they would have won the game thanks to a couple of penalties and a red card or two for Southampton players. You know, small decisions.
But, we didn’t have a ref with a clue so the players, who are knackered after an intensive start to the season running like their lives depend on it, are slowing down.
“No complaints,” Mikel Arteta said after the game. “This is football.
“We were really good in the first half and controlled totally the game, we created loads of big chances that we didn’t put away. In the Premier League, unfortunately, if you don’t do that when you are top of the game you can have some difficulties.
“In the second half we put ourselves in problems with the amount of giveaways that we had, especially with ball possession, and that didn’t allow us to control the game the way we wanted.
“Their direct play and long throws and set pieces disrupted the game a lot. We tried to react and I still think in the second half the two biggest chances were ours but we didn’t put them away.
“I think we stopped doing all the simple things right. The distances on the ball positions were too far, we gave too many simple balls away in very dangerous areas without much pressure and that didn’t allow us much continuity like we had in the first half.”, said Arteta.