Arsenal dropped a huge 2 points in the Premier League title race after Newcastle United frustrated the Gunners to a 0-0 draw.
Eddie Nketiah came close for the Gunners late on after his effort was denied by the strong legs of Nick Pope.
Arsenal had the chance to extend their lead to current champions Manchester City who play Chelsea on Thursday at Stamford Bridge.
The drama came right at the end of the game when Arsenal went up the pitch for one final attack but their attack ended in a handball claim after Arsenal run up to the referee begging for a penalty.
The referee was not having any of it and denied Arsenal the penalty, VAR backed the referee’s decision and did not feel the need to intervene but Mikel Arteta took it into his own hands…
Mikel Arteta was FUMING 😡 pic.twitter.com/Lu2eVOjEeX— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 3, 2023
The Spaniard came rushing out of his technical area to the touchline and approached Eddie Howe shouting verbals at him, Howe reacted and things got HEATED pretty quickly.
Mikel Arteta was going at with Eddie Howe, as no VAR review on Jacob Murphy. 🤣🤣🤣— Andrew Jones (@TWDTV1) January 3, 2023
FT: Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle
They did shake hands after the game #ARSNEW pic.twitter.com/qPq4jlXCqh
Eddie Howe certainly wasn’t backing down, it almost looked like he wanted to offer a one v one against Arteta in the car park after…
Eddie Howe would floor Arteta any day of the week #nufc ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/lSHk1lMmKS— Daniel (@danielspratt31) January 3, 2023
Was Arteta in the wrong for shouting at Eddie Howe? Let us know!