Former Arsenal executive David Dein has emphasized that the recent conduct of manager Mikel Arteta has had an adverse impact on the club’s reputation.


Dein’s concerns stem from Arteta’s impassioned reaction following Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United earlier this month, a match marked by significant VAR controversy. The decisive moment in the game was Anthony Gordon’s goal, which stood despite undergoing three separate VAR reviews.

In the aftermath of the match, Arteta publicly expressed his fury, deeming it an ‘absolute disgrace’ for the goal to be allowed. However, Dein has now criticized Arteta’s response to the incident, as conveyed on TalkSPORT.

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“They lost on a controversial incident about VAR, but some decisions are going to go for you, some will go against. You’ve got to accept both to life.

“There is a process in place on how they do all these things, and I just think it was a little bit unnecessary. I don’t think it did the image of the club any good.”