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EPL: You’d be fuming – Neville slams Arteta over ‘scandalous’ claim after Arsenal’s latest draw


Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has slammed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for always feeling match officials are against his team during games.

Neville disagreed with the Spaniard over his claim that the officials denied his team victory against Newcastle in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Arteta felt the Gunners were on the receiving end of two ‘scandalous’ video assistant referee errors.

The Gunners played out a 0-0 stalemate with the Magpies, dropping points in their title chase.

The Arsenal boss felt the Gunners should have been awarded two penalties as they pushed for a winner.

Arsenal were appealing for a penalty in the dying minutes for a handball in the dying minutes and Newcastle defender Dan Burn appeared to haul back Gabriel from a free-kick.

Arteta told reporters after the game that there were two penalty incidents Arsenal should have been awarded.

But Neville disagreed with Arteta, saying that it would in fact have been ‘scandalous’ had the late handball resulted in a penalty.

“I thought it would be scandalous if it was given,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

“If Mikel Arteta had lost a game of football giving away a penalty like this, he would be absolutely fuming.

“That is not a penalty. Never in a million years is that a penalty. Arteta would not want that given against his team, he would be fuming.

“The handball is never a penalty. They can feel aggrieved over the first one.”

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