Michael Oliver is set to officiate Chelsea vs Arsenal this Sunday – which is ominous news for Arsenal.
The Gunners already possess a dreadful record at Stamford Bridge in recent seasons having lost on their last five visits, including the 3-1 setback in February.
Wenger’s side already have their backs to the wall and referee Michael Oliver represents more bad news for Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners have a shocking record under the official, winning only four of the 19 Premier League games he has taken charge of over his time in the top division.
Oliver recently oversaw Arsenal’s embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace and their 2-1 North London derby loss in April.
The crunch match with Antonio Conte’s side will be a test of Arsenal’s season credentials. The Gunners have already been battered by Liverpool and Oliver’s appointment is ominous ahead of the showdown at the Bridge.
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to share their anguish at the appointment…
Terrible decision to appoint that beta male Michael Oliver to referee Chelsea/Arsenal. Should've been an alpha referee like Anthony Taylor.
— S. (@Zeus_Cannon) September 12, 2017
— Daithi Hol (@TayakenTony) September 12, 2017
Michael Oliver is the ref for the Chelsea match on Sunday.
For me the best in the league by miles.Loves giving penalties against us though
— Clock End Talk (@clockend_talk) September 12, 2017
Lol never thought our record was that poor with Michael Oliver, genuinely think he's the best referee in the league, by a far margin.
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) September 12, 2017
Can we catch a break? Well, Michael Oliver to referee our game against Chelsea!
— Oursenal (@oursenal) September 12, 2017