Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has disagreed with Arsenal putting out statement backing manager Mikel Arteta’s rant after Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Newcastle
Newcastle handed Arsenal their first league defeat of the season after Anthony Gordon scored a controversial goal in the 64th minute
Carragher admits he didn’t agree with his former team’s decision and is once again against Arsenal’s statement. He said on Sky Sports: “I saw the statement, I don’t really agree with that, Liverpool did it but it was a different set of circumstances and I didn’t agree with what they put out. I said I loved Arteta’s interview because he was passionate, really honest, and it was great TV.
“But I’m still scratching my head over what part of the goal he and Arsenal are unhappy about. VAR can’t conclusively know whether that ball was in or out. Is there a foul? Probably 50/50. The offside wasn’t given on the field, but VAR couldn’t see it, so what do you want VAR to do?
“You can say we need cameras that cover every inch of the pitch, but this is not another one to jump on the bandwagon with VAR and batter officials because that’s not right. Nothing was conclusive after the goal was given on the field, so it had to be a goal, end of story.”