Two decisions that go wrong.
It is the end of a five-game winning streak for Arsenal. Well contained by a Newcastle side still so solid this Tuesday (0-0), the Londoners dominated without ever managing to ignite the encounter. A high-stakes fight marked by two contentious actions in the box Magpies, which could have resulted in a penalty. Unfavorable decisions for the premises that did not please coach Mikel Arteta, who was very upset at a press conference: “I’m not talking about the referee, I’m talking about what I saw. It’s simple, there are two penalties, two outrageous penalties.
The end of the match was tense, as one of the targeted actions (a hand from Jacob Murphy in the area on a cross from Granit Xhaka) took place in the very last seconds. Despite Arteta’s pressure on the referees, Arsenal get nothing and concede a draw on their turf. Unbeaten in eleven games in the Premier League, the Gunners miss the opportunity to float in the standings but still stay eight points clear of Manchester City.
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