Arteta hits back at Gerrard after criticizing Saka

25 May 2022 | 11:42 | Football

Coach Mikel Arteta has responded to the criticism that Steven Gerrard has for Bukayo Saka.

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In the match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Villa Park on March 20, Bukayo Saka had a reaction to the referee after he collided with Tyrone Mings and Matty Cash. However, the referee did not blow the whistle and let the game continue. The match ended with a score of 1-0 in favor of The Gunners.

After the match, coach Steven Gerrard sent a message to Saka: “He’s a good player, an outstanding talent. I like him. But he can’t complain about this aspect, because that’s football. . You will need to make trade-offs if you want to play in English football. He will soon learn his lessons.”

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Arteta hits back at Gerrard over the Saka affair.

Recently, responding to Gerrard’s comments, coach Mikel Arteta said in a press conference before the match against Crystal Palace: “I know that Bukayo will not complain, but he wants to have consistency in the decisions of the referees. talent.

The only person who can protect the players is the referee. He guides the levels of contact, contention and decides what kind of ball is allowed or not. I think we have to protect our best players and that’s in the hands of the referee, that’s all.”

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