Arsenal manager blames offside goal for his team’s downfall at Etihad

Arsenal are now 12 points behind City at the top of the table.


Arsenal continued their torrid form on the road as the Gunners were eventually beaten by the leaders Man City at Etihad on Sunday. But the Gunners manager claims that it was a mistake from the match officials that cost them the game.

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The Gunners boss clearly said that he was unhappy with both the penalty and the potential offside goal that the league leaders scored yesterday, that eventually was the catalyst of Arsenal’s downfall.

While speaking in the post match press conference, the French manager was asked why he was unhappy with the goals and he said, “You have seen what I seen, you judge how you want. I think the fact that you tell me that it’s an offside goal shows enough. I don’t want to take anything away from City’s quality but it happened at a moment where we were really in the game, at 2-1. It killed the game. We had two offside goals here last year and we had one again this year. Apart from that, I felt that we started well in the first 10 minutes. After, we suffered because we played too deep for 25 minutes.”

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More pressure on him now

It was all about the two goals Arsenal conceded in the second half, as there are ample doubts whether Monreal fouled Sterling that earned City the penalty, which Aguero netted from the spot. Also there is a clear evidence that David Silva was offside when the ball was played to him, and the resulting pass from the Spaniard led to Gabriel Jesus’ goal, which made it impossible for Arsenal to come back in the game.

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Arsenal boss also thinks that if City continues to get the decisions they got against them, the Sky Blues will be unstoppable. He also conceded that City have qualities, a great squad and stopping them will be very hard for any team.