Supporters of Arsenal have flooded to Twitter this night to take goal at Mike Dean, after Gunners’ penalty appeals have been twice turned down through the first-half of their conflict with Cardiff Metropolis.
Arsenal vs Cardiff
Unai Emery’s males are at present locked in motion with their Welsh opponents on the Emirates, in a Premier League matchup.
Hosts Arsenal got here into proceedings on the again of a considerably combined run of kind, with the North Londoners having secured a hugely-impressive Three factors courtesy of a 2-Zero win over Chelsea 10 days in the past, earlier than seeing their FA Cup hopes led to a Three-1 defeat by the hands of Manchester United final Friday.
Forward of kick-off tonight, the Gunners sat Three factors adrift of 4th-placed Chelsea within the Premier League desk.
Arsenal’s penalty woes
The primary-half on the Emirates, in the meantime, since noticed Arsenal wrestle to interrupt Cardiff down, with the 2 sides having headed into the break with the rating at Zero-Zero.
In actual fact, it was the guests who created the extra clear-cut possibilities over the course of the opening 45 minutes, with Arsenal having regarded unconvincing at each ends.
Nonetheless, regardless of their struggles, the Gunners have been nonetheless left feeling aggrieved at having not been afforded the chance to take the lead on a pair of events through the first-half.
Each incidents concerned Alexandre Lacazette, with the Frenchman having had two clear-cut penalty shouts turned down by referee Mike Dean.
The primary noticed Lacazette keep on his toes and try to play on, earlier than a second incident on the stroke of half-time noticed the hitman go to floor within the Cardiff field.
‘Mike Dean is a Sunday League ref’
Dean, although, adjudged neither to have been worthy of a spot-kick, with Arsenal’s followers having since made their comprehensible frustration clear on-line:
These referees really refuse to provide Lacazette penalties the quantity of occasions we been refused clear lower pens is a joke
— Emerys Crimson & White Military 🔴⚪️ (@AFCNLDNNO1) January 29, 2019
Does Lacazette need to die earlier than he will get a Penalty on this league? Okay, we agreed its as a result of he doesn’t go down when he’s fouled. Now he was kicked from behind and went down, but, no PK. Disgusting officiating in EPL
— Yeezi 🐻 (@eromzy) January 29, 2019
Lacazette getting studs down the again of his leg for the second penalty shout however its Mike Dean so i’m not stunned. How he’s nonetheless reffing within the prem most likely tells you a large number about the usual of officers.
— Stuart Govan (@the_govaner) January 29, 2019
What number of clear penalties has Lacazette been denied this season? four or 5 I’d say
— Bergkamp & Bergkamp (@Orangeiceman10) January 29, 2019
What the fuck was that? Schoolboy defending. Lacazette greatest participant. Auba and Özil terrible. Mike Dean is a Sunday League ref. 2 clear penalties
— #EmeryIN (@wdwtoshit) January 29, 2019
Not an amazing half however Lacazette has been denied 2 stonewall penalties. Must be 2-Zero up.
— Xavier Perez (@Xavier_PerezTU) January 29, 2019
If it was Salah or Kane as a substitute of Lacazette, they’d have had 2 penalties by now.
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) January 29, 2019
Sure we’ve been poor, however we must always have had 2 penalties, 2 fouls on Lacazette within the field, mike dean has bottled it as soon as once more
— Harry (@Harry_MesutOzil) January 29, 2019
Lacazette doesn’t go down, no penalty. Lacazette does go down, no penalty.
Glad we’ve cleared that one up then, it makes completely no distinction what he does, the referee will at all times wave it away.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) January 29, 2019
Like my earlier tweet stated spurs fan Mike Dean wouldn’t have gave a transparent penalty had Lacazette went down. He simply proved that when Lacazette was really introduced down.
— Seamus Murphy (@seamie_murphy88) January 29, 2019
If Lacazette was Mo Salah, we’d have had 2 penalties this half
— S (@Snur95) January 29, 2019