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Brentford manager Thomas Frank labels one Arsenal star a CHEAT

One Arsenal player has been labelled a cheat by Brentford manager, Thomas Frank following the game at the Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal made it eight Premier League wins in a row at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening. However the victory wasn’t as comfortable as many expected, with the Gunners needing a late winner from Kai Havertz to secure all three points.

Mikel Arteta’s side went ahead early on through Declan Rice. However the hosts lead was cancelled out just before half-time when Yoane Wissa closed down Aaron Ramsdale’s clearance to leave the Arsenal keeper blushing.

In the second-half Aaron Ramsdale made two great saves, before Kai Havertz stepped up on the 86th minute to send the Emirates Stadium into jubilation. However Brentford manager, Thomas Frank was adamant Havertz should have been given an early bath well before his crucial goal to hand Arsenal all three points.

Kai Havertz

The German was already on a yellow card when 20 minutes earlier, he faced accusations of diving after going down under Nathan Collins’ challenge.

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Thomas Frank: “I actually think, and I would never normally do this, but I think Havertz shouldn’t be on the pitch when he scored the goal.

“For me, it was a clear dive – the penalty shout. If you see that slowly back, it’s clear. Maybe, it’s difficult for Rob the ref but the linesman should have seen it, in my opinion, clearly.

“We are in that spell where we need to fight so hard for things and they put so much effort in there the players, it’s incredible. So you need things also to go your way, especially things you can’t control, like the referee decisions.”


Kai Havertz

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp had his say on the decision: “The first incident is a yellow card. He’s got a history of doing that [catching players with his arm]. I remember him doing that a few times at Chelsea. He throws his elbow at people.

“The referee is not in a great position to see this [the second incident] so unless he actually gives the yellow card then VAR can’t intervene anyway, but he is lucky. There’s no contact at all and he is looking to gain an advantage there.

“He’s got to be sure. He’s got a really good position but if he’s not sure then he can’t give it.”

The Arsenal fans won’t care as Kai Havertz has now scored in four consecutive Premier League matches for the first time in his career.

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  1. DJ

    March 10, 2024 at 5:56 am

    Sorry Thomas. The first yellow was very soft. In fact that shouldn’t have been an yellow. Instead of calling out players cheat, you should look at you and your team. Your tactic of time wasting and disrupting the game after the halftime till we scored again. All-out players were going down even if the ball wasn’t near them.

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