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Arsenal back Mikel Arteta over VAR rant in official statement
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The team has released an official statement, which backs the Spaniard's fury

Arsenal have released and official statement backing Mikel Arteta in his disapproval over refereeing standards.

The Gunners succumbed to painful 1-0 loss to Newcastle and many controversies surrounded the winning goal as it was checked for 3 separate potential fouls.

In the end it was given, which caused the anger of Arteta, who labelled the decision as “an absolute disgrace” and “embarrassing”.

The club has stood behind its manager by stating teams and players need better clarity over referring and urges PGMOL to step in.

”Arsenal Football Club wholeheartedly supports Mikel Arteta’s post-match comments after yet more unacceptable refereeing and VAR errors on Saturday evening.” the statement read.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world with the best players, coaches and supporters, all of whom deserve better. PGMOL urgently needs to address the standard of officiating and focus on action which moves us all on from retrospective analysis, attempted explanations and apologies.”