Wed 19 October 2022 | 18:33

Arteta insists managers must act responsibly on touchline

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says managers have a responsibility to control themselves on the touchline.

Jurgen Klopp was sent off during a 1-0 victory against Manchester City on Sunday for criticising the assistant referee and Klopp himself after the game took the blame for the sending off.

Mikel Arteta ahead of the game against PSV Eindhoven in the Europe League on Thursday was asked about Klopp and other manager's antics on the touchline.

Arteta said:

"We do have a responsibility, not only with the referees as well but with the game. We want to get this game played and respected.

"Obviously to talk about any managers, I have enough just looking after my own behaviour and trying to do the right things for our club.

"But yes it is very intense, you get heated, there are moments like in the last few games. You've seen many, many incidents when VAR has to step in and there is a lot of controversy and a lot of moments where the result is in the air. It depends on a decision and it’s not easy to manage, but of course, we have a huge responsibility.

"If I have to watch myself on the camera after a match then there are probably things I would do differently. But when you are there in the heat and the way you talk even to your own players, a lot of time you would do it differently.

"It's something that we have to learn, I think we are all conscious of it but the heat of the game takes you to behave in certain ways."


is at top of the

Premier League

table with four points clear of Manchester City.

Arsenal was set to play with Man City on Wednesday but the match has been postponed and Arteta says they have to adapt themselves to the schedule.

"I don't know, it is what it is,"

he said.

"Obviously the fixtures and the amount of games that we have, at the end of the day we're going to have to play with everybody and we have this schedule and we've adapted to it."

Arteta also confirmed that Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Martinelli are close to being fit again and refused to rule out them from PSV game.

He said:

”No they are not ruled out, but we will see tomorrow what we decide."

source: SportMob

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