Arsenal boss Arteta reacts to 'embarrassing' VAR decision

Mikel Arteta reacts to VAR decision on Gordon's goal which gave Newcastle victory over Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arteta reacts to 'embarrassing'  VAR decision

Mikel Arteta pictured during Arsenal's controversial 1-0 defeat at Newcastle. CREDIT: Sky Sports

Frustrated Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reacted after his side lost their unbeaten Premier League to a Newcastle winner that VAR contrioversially allowed. 

The Gunners went down to an Anthony Gordon goal for the Mapgies at St James' Park to seal the Saturday evening clash in the north east. 

However, the ball appeared to cross the touchline in the build-up to Gordon's winner - which VAR failed to rule out. 

Speaking to Match of the Day, Arteta said: "I have praised my players for the way they played and competed in this stadium against this team. The result should not be what it is - there are many reasons for that.

"If there was a team looking to win the game today it was Arsenal.

"Embarrassing what happened - how this goal stands, in the Premier League - this league we say is the best in the world. I've been 20 years in this country and now I feel ashamed. It's a disgrace and there's too much at stake here. We are trying to do incredible things and be at the highest level each week. When we're not good enough I hold my hands up and take responsibility.

"The outcome is nowhere near the level this league needs to have and the way this league is getting competed in. It's not good enough. I feel embarrassed to be part of this."

There also appeared to be a foul on Gunners defender Gabriel before the former Everton attacker bundled the ball over the line.

To add insult to injury many in red and white also insisted the strike should have been disallowed for offisde. 



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