Arteta said: ‘It’s so difficult to compete at this level. This is nowhere near the [refereeing] level to describe this as the best league in the world. I feel sick to be part of this.’


Arteta added in his post-match interviews: ‘The penalty on Eddie, there is a lot of things. The question is it’s not a goal, it’s simple. For a goal, there are certain things that are not allowed in football.


‘I have to stand here and explain; we lost three points. There’s too much at stake. It isn’t very comfortable. It’s not in their hands; I have to praise the players for how they play here.


‘It’s incredible how they competed against this team; it makes me sick. I feel sick to be part of this.’