He destroyed the game – Arteta reveals who to blame for 3-0 defeat at Tottenham

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has accused referee, Paul Tierney of “destroying our beautiful game” after they were thrashed 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tierney awarded a controversial penalty against the Gunners, which Harry Kane converted to open the scoring.

He then sent off Rob Holding after brandishing two quick yellow cards.

The Gunners went on to concede two more goals, as their Champions League dream hangs in the balance.

Speaking after the game, Arteta said: “I want the referees to come in front of the camera and explain his decisions. It’s a shame because such a beautiful game was destroyed today.

“I am not unhappy with my players. I am proud of my players. The decision was made. We can’t change it. The referee has to make a decision in football.”

It is madness – Gary Neville slams one Arsenal player after 3-0 defeat at Tottenham

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville has hit out at Arsenal defender, Rob Holding, after he was sent off in their 3-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.

Holding was sent off in the first half of the game after picking up two quick yellow cards.

The defender fouled Heung-Min Son twice and was given his marching orders by referee Paul Tierney.

“What is he doing? Oh my goodness. I am watching the run and I think he has a jab with his elbow.

“He is saying it is a shoulder but it is madness from Holding. He has been erratic, he has been rash, and he is off,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

Arsenal still occupy fourth place, but are now only one point ahead of Spurs.

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