Keith Hackett, a former Premier League official, has criticised Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, questioning why the Spaniard was not issued a red card during the Gunners’ 0-0 draw with Newcastle.
He described the manager’s behaviour as ‘totally unacceptable’. Alan Shearer, a Premier League legend, had also slammed the former Manchester City assistant coach.
The Gunners were frustrated by high-flying Eddie Howe’s side who also wanted to make a statement in the English top flight.
Arteta was furious when his side took spot-kicks on two occasions after the ball struck Jacob Murphy’s arm from Granit Xhaka’s cross.
Arteta also ran to the fourth official when he felt that VAR should have intervened when Dan Burn pulled Gabriel’s shirt inside the box.
In his response to a video of Arteta’s antics on the touchline during the game, Hackett wrote on Twitter: “Totally unacceptable behaviour. Get a grip and start to do it the Arsenal way.
“Disappointing that he was not shown a red and sent to the director’s box.”