- Manager felt his side should have been given two spot-kicks
- Newcastle first team to take point from Emirates after draw
Mikel Arteta lamented two “scandalous” failures to award Arsenal penalties against a Newcastle side who prevented them from winning at home, and scoring in the Premier League, for the first time this season.
Arsenal felt Dan Burn had impeded Gabriel Magalhães during the second half and then Arteta was incensed when, deep in added time, no spot-kick was awarded after Granit Xhaka’s cross hit Jacob Murphy’s hand. The latter decision by Andrew Madley looked correct, while a different call for the former would have been out of context in a game where grappling at set pieces was routine.
Written by Nick Ames at the Emirates Stadium
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