Harry Kane put Spurs in entrance from the penalty spot on 22 minutes after Cedric Soares was adjudged to have fouled Son Heung-Min within the field. The England captain then doubled Tottenham’s benefit quarter-hour later with a close-ranger header.
In between, Rob Holding was despatched off for a second yellow card offence after two challenges on Son and though the South Korean worldwide added a 3rd early within the second half, Arteta turned his attentions on the officiating following a end result that leaves them only one level above Tottenham occupying the ultimate Champions League qualification spot within the Premier League.
“If I say what I believe I will be suspended for six months,” stated Arteta. “I am allowed to offer my interpretation of what occurred within the recreation, however I do not know the best way to lie so I desire to not say what I believe.
“I can not say what I believe. I will be suspended. I am pleased with my gamers. You’ll be able to ask the referee to return in entrance of the digicam to clarify his selections. His selections. It is a disgrace as a result of such an exquisite recreation was destroyed immediately.”
Nonetheless, Conte launched a withering assault on Arteta citing the Spaniard’s earlier feedback over Arsenal’s fixture scheduling and the unique postponement of this recreation when the Gunners efficiently requested for the sport to be moved below the Premier League’s COVID-19 rules in January regardless of having only one case on the time.
“Mikel Arteta is a extremely good coach. He has simply began to do that job and I believe that I hearken to him complain so much,” Conte stated.
“I believe that he needs to be targeted extra to his workforce and to not go to complain as a result of he has simply began this work. I believe that he needs to be calm and attempt to proceed to work as a result of he is excellent however to hearken to a coach complain quite a lot of instances is just not good. It is OK. The crimson card for me was clear.”
“Do not forget towards Liverpool, I stated nothing what occurred with Fabinho, no? If we need to complain, we’ve got the likelihood each recreation to talk about the referee, the choice, a few postponed recreation,” he continued. “I believe that is my recommendation, if he needs to simply accept my recommendation it is good. In any other case, I do not care.
“I believe he can change into an essential coach sooner or later however in six months, I’ve listened to him complain so much. I repeat: it is just recommendation, nothing else as a result of he is excellent.
“For those who bear in mind, he complained concerning the fixture and in addition on the time, it isn’t good to complain as a result of Arsenal had been good to postpone a recreation in an unbelievable manner for optimistic COVID and so they had just one participant with COVID. I did not neglect this.”
Conte hinted at his frustration over having to play Burnley on Sunday lunchtime, a day earlier than Arsenal journey to Newcastle for his or her subsequent recreation.
“But when we need to complain, we’ve got quite a lot of chance to complain about why I’ve to play on Sunday at 12 p.m. and Arsenal has to play Monday at night time,” he stated. “Then they’ve sooner or later extra relaxation and we play Leicester, Liverpool, Arsenal and now after solely two days we’ve got to play [again]. And we’ve got to play the primary recreation at 12 p.m.”