“I have been in this country more than 20 years and [the officiating] is nowhere near the level of the best league in the world. I feel sick to be part of this. I feel sick. It’s not a goal, it’s not a goal.”
Arsenal ended up issuing a statement stating they “wholeheartedly” stood by their manager’s controversial comments. Against Burnley, Arsenal were able to cope with going down to 10 men for the final few minutes of the match to hold on for a valuable win.
They now sit level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table, although Pep Guardiola’s side are yet to play this weekend.