Roy Keane has called Mikel Arteta a ‘bad loser’ after Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester United.
The Gunners suffered their first points drop of the season with Antony’s opener and Marcus Rashford’s second-half brace handing them a 3-1 defeat.
However, the game could have taken a very different path had Gabriel Martinelli’s 12th-minute goal been cleared.
The goal was initially given, however, referee Paul Tierney was advised to watch a challenge from Martin Odegaard on Christian Eriksen which happened seconds before Martinelli beat David de Gea.
Replays show there had been contact on Eriksen and Tierney concluded that was enough for the goal to be scored.
The likes of Perry Groves and Alan Shearer couldn’t believe the decision and Mikel Arteta was in disbelief.
Arteta told Sky Sports: “Today it’s a foul and you could see the officials in the early action, you could see there were strong tackles but no yellow cards because they wanted to take it up. the threshold because it’s a big game.
“Really difficult to understand.”
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Speaking to the BBC, he added: “The referee said it was a really soft decision – we’re just asking for consistency, today we disallowed the goal again, there’s unfortunately no nothing we can do now.”
But Keane was in no mood to hear the Arsenal manager’s complaints.
Keane told Sky Sports: “I’m sick of all their excuses. I’m serious.
“Arteta is interviewed after the game, he’s a bad loser, like all of us.
“He has to give Man United a bit of credit, but he never does. Every time he loses a game, it’s all down to what the opponents haven’t done right or the officials. Stop finding blame. apologies.
“You lost the game 3-1, you did well. Take your applause but give me the points any day of the week.
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Keane ‘fed up with Arsenal apologies’ as Man United legend calls Arteta ‘bad loser’