Claudio Ranieri said he told Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta his side had “no respect” after Watford’s 1-0 loss on Sunday. Arsenal got all three points in the Premier League game thanks to a goal from Emile Smith Rowe in the second half. But the transalpine coach, very recovered, estimated that the Gunners obtained the decisive goal because of unsportsmanlike conduct, his team having put the ball out of play to allow Ozan Tufan, injured, to receive treatment.
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Watford expected to get the ball back when play resumed, but Arsenal continued to play and then score, much to Claudio Ranieri’s disappointment. The coach voiced his objections to Mikel Arteta after the game and then criticized the home side at a press conference, disliking this kind of behavior very little.
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“It was very, very strange”
“We released the ball and everyone expected Arsenal to return the ball,” Ranieri told reporters after the game. Sissoko and Rose said: ‘give us the ball, we released the ball, there was an injured player’. After that, it was very strange. There was a cross, Kiko Femenia hit the ball with his head, Sarr took the ball, in my opinion there is a big foul, but nothing happened and then they score the goal. It was very, very strange “, commented the former coach of AS Monaco.
“Our relationship [Ranieri et Arteta] is very good, I told him that there is no respect when you release the ball. I said there is no respect in this action, just that “. Arteta, for his part, stood up for his team when asked about Ranieri’s comments, but apologized for any offense they may have caused.
“I have to defend my players, my team and my club. We are the most honest of all. Even at times we are naive. If he felt like that, I apologize, but there is no had no intention “, thus entrusted the Spaniard. Arsenal are now on a 4-game winning streak and unbeaten in their last 10 games.