Arteta expressed his strong displeasure during his post-match press conference, particularly towards the winning goal in the match. He vehemently believed that the goal should not have stood and characterized its award as disgraceful.
The dispute over the winning goal in the Newcastle vs. Arsenal game led to one of the most intricate VAR checks in Premier League history. Officials deliberated for four minutes and six seconds to determine the legitimacy of Anthony Gordon’s 64th-minute goal.
Newcastle secured a significant victory against Arsenal at St. James’ Park, where Gordon tapped in a close-range goal after Joe Willock’s cross. The game had been a fiercely contested encounter, and Gordon’s goal proved to be the deciding factor.
Arteta, the Arsenal manager, faces some strategic considerations following his team’s second loss in a week, ending their longest unbeaten run in 16 years. The absence of Odegaard and Jesus played a pivotal role in the outcome. While Havertz’s challenge ignited Arsenal’s performance, they were unable to capitalize on their dominance and managed only one shot on target in the match.
On a day when Manchester City scored six goals, Arteta must revisit his team’s attacking tactics.
Gary Neville strongly criticized Kai Havertz for his “stupid” and “dangerous” tackle on Sean Longstaff during Arsenal’s match against Newcastle. Havertz’s challenge stirred controversy as he received only a yellow card despite the uproar from Newcastle players and the commentary team’s astonishment.
Eddie Howe, Newcastle’s manager, masterminded another significant victory for his team. The home side successfully withstood Arsenal’s pressure in the second half, ending Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the campaign. While Gordon’s goal may have been disputed on another day, Newcastle’s fans celebrated the win, propelling their team to sixth place in the Premier League standings, just four points behind Arsenal.