Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola poked fun at his Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta after a decision didn’t go his side’s way in their draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Guardiola was left furious deep in stoppage time when Jack Grealish was through on goal only for referee Simon Hooper to stop play for a foul on Erling Haaland during the build-up and when asked about the referee in his post-match, the Spaniard said: “Next question. I will not do a Mikel Arteta comment.

“It is hard when you review the image, the referee decides to blow the whistle after he has already said to play on. After the pass, the whistle, so I do not understand this action. It was a good game, that is the most important thing. It was a pity, same as the Liverpool game, I had the feeling that today we made an incredible performance in all departments, against a really good team and manager and how they play.

Arteta is currently in hot water for his comments around officiating after lashing out at the standard of referees following Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle last month. The Gunners boss labeled the decision to award Anthony Gordon’s winning goal “embarrassing” and a “disgrace”, which has led to him being charged by the FA.


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