Mikel Arteta blames judges for defeat at Everton

The head coach of Arsenal explained that the team should have taken a penalty.

Mikel Arteta, after another fiasco, outlined the reasons for the defeat. The team was interrupted by the judges. If they had put a penalty kick against Everton, the meeting would have gone according to a different scenario. This is the coach’s opinion.

“We were the best team on the pitch, we controlled the game, created chances. We were robbed of a clean penalty, and then there was an own goal.

There was a 100% penalty. I don’t know who canceled it. I would like to see these people and wait for an explanation. The second such moment is not in our favor for two weeks.

Mistakes are part of football. Own goal predetermined the outcome of the meeting. We didn’t have enough chances against the organized team.

The semi-final of the Europa League will be decisive for us ”, – the coach concluded.


Arsenal are currently ninth in the Premier League. The opponents in the Europa League semifinals are Villarreal.