'Because of Arteta': Pundit claims Arsenal manager went out of his way to get Liverpool ace booked today
Arsenal took the spoils as they beat Liverpool 3-2 this afternoon in another breathtaking advert for Premier League football today.
The Gunners went back to the top of the table with a massive win which outlines their title credentials and will give all those in the red half of North London real belief they can win the league.
For Liverpool, on the other hand, there was little to shout about and Jurgen Klopp’s side are now surely out of the running to win the league themselves. And in a moment that summed up the day for Liverpool today, defender Joe Gomez was given a soft yellow card in the 71st minute which the BBC’s Glenn Murray believes was a direct consequence of Mikel Arteta’s complaining.
“Michael Oliver did seem to be influenced into given Gomez that yellow card because of Mikel Arteta’s actions on the touchline,” Murray said on BBC comms.
Arteta was visibly animated on the touchline at the time and it was quite clear really that he had a big say in this particular decision. For Liverpool, it was a yellow card which pretty much summed up the day for the Reds.
TBR’s View: Arteta Influences Things For Arsenal
He might be a bit over animated at times but there is no doubting Arteta’s busyness on the touchline will have an influence on referees.
The Arsenal boss is loving life being in charge and he’s loving his team flying high at the top of the table as well.
Today was a statement win from the Gunners and while Liverpool are miles behind things now, Arsenal look as good as anyone when it comes to challenging Manchester City at the summit.