Former executive David Dein of Arsenal has maintained that the club’s image has suffered as a result of manager Mikel Arteta’s recent actions.
Dein’s accusations come following Arteta’s outspoken response to Arsenal’s 1-0 Premier League loss to Newcastle United earlier this month, which sparked a lot of discussion around VAR.
Anthony Gordon’s goal, which stood after three consecutive VAR reviews, was the game’s pivotal moment.
Following the match, Arteta angrily expressed in public that the goal’s approval was a “absolute disgrace.”
They lost on a contentious VAR event, but some decisions are going to go for you, some will go against, Dein said via TalkSPORT in response to Arteta’s response to the incident. Both must be accepted in order to live.
“They have a procedure in place for doing all of these things, but I felt like it was a bit pointless. It didn’t seem to improve the club’s reputation.