Arsenal fans rage at officials after defeat away to Stoke City

It wouldn’t be an English Premier League weekend without some sort of refereeing controversy to discuss and this weekend is no different after Saturday’s action with Arsenal left fuming after decisions they perceive went against them unfairly.

Stoke ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Jese Rodriguez debut goal but the Gunners were not focused on that after the match, believing that they could have drawn or even won the game had Andre Marriner and his team made different calls.

From a penalty shout for a challenge on Hector Bellerin to Alexandre Lacazette’s disallowed offside goal, Arsene Wenger was not a happy man in his post-match interview.

As quoted by the BBC, Wenger said:

We know we don’t get penalties. Look at the numbers and you will see. We had last year the highest number of penalties against us at home by a mile and the lowest number for us. So I give you just the numbers. I don’t say anything else.

Ultimately it was the Gunners’ inability to create chances that cost them the match but on another day the decisions that went against them could have gone for them.

Arsenal fans weren’t anymore happy with the officiating, many believing the Lacazette offside ruling was impossible to determine from a distance.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…