Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has expressed his anger following Arsenal’s 1-0 loss at the hands of Manchester City on Saturday.
The Spaniard feels City defender Kyle Walker should have been sent off following a high boot challenge on defender Gabriel as he attempted to challenge the Brazilian from a corner.
Arsenal call for a review from VAR fell on the deaf ear and according to Arteta, City ought to have been penalized for the incident.
"That has to be checked (by VAR). They said that they checked, and I asked 'How the hell have you checked if you took two seconds to check that action? Obviously, there is something there," Arteta said.
After being told that Sky Sports understood VAR chose not to look back at it, he added: "Yes, I think that's what happened."
The incident happened just moments before half-time with City going on to win the game to leave Arteta reeling.
Attention for Arteta and his team now shifts to the Europa League where they are set to visit Rapid Wien on Thursday 22 October.
🗣| Arteta thought Arsenal should have had penalty for high foot on Gabriel.— City Chief (@City_Chief) October 18, 2020
Earlier in the game Gabriel brought down Bernardo in the box.. Pep or City fans didn’t complain about that! 🤷♂️