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“That wasn’t a human error” – Mikel Arteta on VAR mistake against Brentford

Mikel Arteta has his say on the ‘human error’ that allowed Brentford’s equaliser to stand.

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Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta had his press conference yesterday afternoon ahead of tonight’s crucial game against Manchester City.
He had the opportunity to talk about the referee’s mistake against Brentford, which allowed the Bees to come back and pick up a point at the Emirates last time out.

PGMOL apologised last Sunday, citing a “human” error as the reason Toney’s goal was allowed to stand despite there being an offside in the build-up to the goal.

It was the first time that Mikel Arteta spoke about the incident since PGMOL apologising…

Mikel Arteta on the refereeing error:

“We ended the game with a huge anger because that wasn’t a human error, that was a big not understanding your job and that’s not acceptable. That costs Arsenal two points.”

However, he did appreciate the explanations and apologies:

“We appreciate the apology and the explanation at the same time but I will be only satisfied if they give me the two points back.”

It’s hard not to understand his anger, when you know that every point can count in the race for the title.

The Arsenal manager will know his side needs to get back to winning ways as soon as possible and it doesn’t get any harder than facing their direct title rivals, Manchester City, tonight at the Emirates Stadium.

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