Good post! For some reason clubs as ManU get the rub of the green with the PL refs, we clearly don’t.The problem is that it actually isn't unbelievable. This was a prime example of what we have had to deal with over the years.
Those are just the ones I am recalling off the top of my head and obviously all Arsenal examples.
- RVP sending off at Camp Nou
- Wenger sending off at Old Trafford
- Several Rooney penalties
- Stamp on Diaby vs Newcastle that saw him sent off
- LCFC getting 15 penalties before January in the season they won
- Sanchez rugby tackled to the ground by Charlie Adam
- Aguero scoring with his hand against us
This is an ongoing issue. Certain clubs definitely seem to get special treatment by the officials. I wouldn't call it an anti-Arsenal agenda because I think loads of clubs have to deal with it but it is ridiculous at times and fairly blatant too.
You can get away with a small DM if they’re very athletic like Kante. But Torreira is even shorter and 10kg lighter. Has he got the physicality and skill to be a great DM? Emery doesn’t seem to think so, but he didn’t buy him.We should play Torreira as a shield of the CBs. He is really good at that. I understand Emery ‘s thinking in playing him higher up but it just isn’t correct. We have one good DM and we play him out of position...
Torreira might be short, but he is plenty physical to me. He also never has come across as to me not athletic . He is quick and turns well in tight spaces. He wins the ball back well and isn't afraid with the ball in traffic. I couldn't say that he is less athletic than e.g. Kante. But to be honest I haven't studied either of them in detail.You can get away with a small DM if they’re very athletic like Kante. But Torreira is even shorter and 10kg lighter. Has he got the physicality and skill to be a great DM? Emery doesn’t seem to think so, but he didn’t buy him.