Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has voiced out his frustration at referee Craig Pawson’s decision to not give Jorginho, a second yellow during his team’s 2-1 defeat vs Chelsea at Emirates Stadium.
The Italian had been yellow carded when he tugged back Matteo Guendouzi as Arsenal launched a counterattack. However, the ref decided to not award a yellow.
To make matters worse, Jorginho became the player to score the equalizer and Mikel was not happy with the decision of the ref, because it was a clear booking.
He added that he was disappointed to lose to Chelsea.
His words, “I think that’s up to the referee. For me it was very clear. That’s it.”
“I’m really disappointed with the result and the way we conceded the goals, and the timing of them as well,”
“(But) I’m pleased with a lot of things that I’ve seen. I’m pleased with a lot of things we worked on in training that actually happened in the game, and how they bought into this. But I’m disappointed to lose the game obviously. We had to sustain that level for longer periods against a very, very physical team like Chelsea.
“We have to move on.
“I don’t think [it’s a lack of concentration]. We’re 1-0 up, pretty comfortable even if we were defending much deeper than I like. I cannot think about any clear chances for Chelsea before that.
“The decision-making happens and it will happen again for sure, but when it happens against this type of opposition you get punished.”