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01 Oct 2018 19:53:32
So that I am clear - Arsenal player dives for a penalty. Screams of cheat and rid the game of such players.

Alexandre Lacazette gets tripped in box, stays on his feet and not even a whisper of it in the media or on MOTD.

To make change - we have to talk about it.

Why aren't they asking why wasn't it given? Or saying nice job to Laca for staying on his feet.

Then on another channel I have to listen to some moron stating Torriera should have been booked rather than Troy when he was clearing the ball. absolute joke.

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01 Oct 2018 20:12:57
Never tell a diver they are a diver.
It makes them sad.

01 Oct 2018 20:30:21
In reply to Sy. I am sure this was the same ref in a game at the Emirates where an attacking player was fouled by our keeper, he let play go on because another attacker was in position to score. He missed and the ref then proceded to go back and award the penalty. Aston Villa I think. So surely he could have seen he tried and failed to score because of the innitial foul. Double standards.

01 Oct 2018 20:30:48
It wasn't given because it was antony taylor. He should have gone down as well, no point staying on your feet when you are tripped.

01 Oct 2018 21:32:52
On a personal level I'd rather we be honest and miss out on a penalty than ourplayers throw themselves on the floor like they've turned into Neymar.
Var might not be perfect but it's a second chance and I can't see why we wouldn't want that second chance option.
Well done Lacasette in my opinion.

01 Oct 2018 21:47:23
There is where we disagree gunner, going down after you have been tripped is not dishonest. If you have to try and stay on your feet and in the process don't get a penalty, which is what it was, then you are shooting yourself in the foot. If you are tripped don't try and stay up, it that simple. Other coaches will be telling their players that and i don't blame them. Diving is a completely different thing.

01 Oct 2018 22:17:33
I'm old school Steve mate, stay on your feet for as long as possible and finish the move if humanly possible and let the ref do his job, if the ref isn't upto his job that's up to his bosses to sort out.
At the end of the day we are only responsible for the choices we make.

01 Oct 2018 22:51:08
The idealist in me agrees with you 62 and that’s where we should get to.

Until we are prepared to applaud players like Laca and get tougher on others including our players while asking refs tough questions - how can we get there.

MOTD has a responsibility to get us there also

If he had gone down - would MOTD be saying he should have stayed on his feet. minimal contact. only way to cure it is to stay on your feed and weed out the poor refs.

02 Oct 2018 00:12:00
Im trying to picture the great alex Ferguson now, in our dressing room after the game. What would he be saying to lacca. Well done laddy, keep on your feet, the refs will get it right one day, don't you be going down. Lol.

02 Oct 2018 08:49:45
I agree SY mate it is an idealistic way of thinking but someone somewhere has to set a positive trend and wouldn't it be brilliant if it was Arsenal.
I would love to see us be premier league champions again and win the champions league for the first time too especially playing sexy football along the way, the only thing that could top that would be if we did it all while at the same time being the most admired team in the world not just because of our success or the football we played buy because of the honest way we achieved it.
Fantasy and idealism it most certainly is but surely it's also the pinnacle that every club on earth would love to reach.
Real are European champions but the final is remembered for that Ramos foul on Salah that changed the game from Liverpool being on top to Real going on to dominate, some call it a smart professional move by Ramos and I am sure there are managers fans and players out there who thought how brilliant Ramos was but for me the ideal is to not just be the best on paper but to achieve it with honesty and sportsmanship at every opportunity along the way.



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