Sat 4 Nov 2023, 20:59 · Ash Harrison

'A disgrace': Mikel Arteta is not a happy man following Newcastle's win at St James' Park

'A disgrace': Mikel Arteta is not a happy man following Newcastle's win at St James' Park
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Mikel Arteta was fuming after Newcastle United inflicted upon his side their first Premier League defeat.

Don't get us wrong, were we on Mikel Arteta's side of this we wouldn't be finding it so funny, but honestly, inject this into our veins!

Arteta has completely lost his head in the post-match interviews around how Newcastle were awarded their goal after a four-minute VAR check.

Mikel Arteta almost looked like that fiery red monster from Pixar's Inside Out at full-time

Speaking to Sky Sports just after full-time, Arteta said he was 'disgusted' by the decision.

Inside Out | Pixar
Arteta meets the press at full-time
"Praising my players for the performance and the way we played. We didn’t deserve to lose the match, playing in this ground. And then we lose the match because of the clear and obvious decisions. It’s embarrassing. It’s a disgrace. That’s what it is. A disgrace."

He doubled down on his gripes in the post-match press conference saying he was embarrassed by the decision and he demanded answers as they've dropped three points because of it, and it's too costly to go down to these decisions.

Newcastle deserved their win, regardless of how the goal went in

Okay, he has a point when it comes to these decisions being costly, but at the end of the day, Arsenal didn't do enough to win the game anyway, so the most they'd have got was a point.

Newcastle defended brilliantly, as did Arsenal in fairness. It was an extremely close game, but as Izzy Christiansen said on Sky Sports, Newcastle just wanted it more and Arsenal didn't do enough.

Still, always good to witness an opposition manager having a meltdown.