“Absolutely Robbed!”: Arsenal Fans Furious After Last Minute Loss to Manchester City

Published 01/01/2022, 3:28 PM EST


Arsenal has completely turned their season around from where they were sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table at the start of the season. They have improved their performances massively and look certain of booking a spot in the top four to play in the UEFA Champions League next season.

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However, today was another setback in their run as they lost to Manchester City by virtue of a late winner from Rodri. The scoreline was 2-1 in the end, but the Arsenal fans were enraged as they didn’t believe that they deserved to lose this game.

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Arsenal fans react to the game and call it a robbery

Arsenal fans were almost unanimously blaming the referee Stuart Attwell for the loss and they did have reason to do so. Attwell sent off Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes for two yellow cards. Not only that, but the North London club also had a penalty which was not given. However, in the second half, City were awarded a penalty for a cheeky foul on Silva.

VAR will not work properly in Premier League until the quality of the officials is improved. Inconsistency over the 2 #ARSMCI penalties, both were pens, only 1 given. Frustrates fans, players. Ruins game. Some good refs but the overall quality is not good enough for an elite competition,” Henry Winter, a writer for the Times Sport, said.

Some fans were of the opinion that Manchester City had paid Stuart Attwell to favor the club.

While others were just outraged because of the way the game went on.

It wasn’t just Arsenal fans who were shocked at the refereeing, even a few rival fans agreed with their views.

I don’t really like arsenal that much but they’ve been absolutely robbed today. The standard of refereeing embarrassing the premier league yet again,” a Newcastle fan tweeted.

Manchester City fans rejoice after the win

Most Man City fans paid no heed to the allegations of the Arsenal faithful and were rejoicing after their win.

However, a fan did say that Arsenal had concocted their own troubles up and deserved to lose the match.

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The disrespect from VAR to scuff the penalty spot, make a professional foul and miss an open goal,” Ben Haines tweeted.

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The win has given Manchester City a stronghold on their top position. Furthermore, they are now 11 points clear of the second position which is taken by Chelsea. Chelsea will play Liverpool in their next game.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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