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"Do something about this man" - Mikel Arteta has been slammed for his touchline behaviour

Daniel Marland

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"Do something about this man" - Mikel Arteta has been slammed for his touchline behaviour

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been slammed for his touchline behaviour, with ex-Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys demanding FA action.

The Gunners boss was as animated as ever during his side's 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Arteta could be seen jumping up and down on the touchline, ordering his players around as he attempted to take his side back to the top of the Premier League.

Keys, who now works for beIN SPORTS, picked up on one element of Arteta's behaviour he isn't a fan of.

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Arteta stepped outside of his technical area a few times while in conversation with the fourth official.

He was visibly frustrated in the first half when Bukayo Saka was booked for a foul on Marc Cucurella seconds after the Chelsea full-back bundled Saka over.

Keys thinks the Spaniard is overstepping his boundaries and needs reigning in by the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL).

He tweeted: "Why is this allowed every week @FA_PGMOL? Arteta has been jumping up & down all game - way outside his technical area. Potter is in his & 4th is watching. Do something about this man."

Arteta on the touchline. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Arteta on the touchline. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Gabriel's goal just after the hour mark was enough to seal the win for Arsenal, who move above Manchester City once again.

It's their third victory over their traditional 'big six' rivals this season, with their only Premier League defeat coming to Manchester United at the start of September.

Arsenal haven't won the Premier League in 2004, but they look equipped for a title charge this term.

Speaking to Sky Sports at full-time, Arteta admitted: "We are [competing for the title] today, but tomorrow is difficult.

Gabriel after he scored against Chelsea. (Alamy)
Gabriel after he scored against Chelsea. (Alamy)

"Just look at the last six years what Manchester City have done. With the best manager and best team in the world, they've shown it consistently in every single competition.

"We have to be very, very respectful of that and we're getting much better as a team and competing much better and getting really good results but this is a long, long show."

Arsenal return to action against Brighton in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Their final Premier League game before the World Cup is away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday evening.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & beINSPORTS

Topics: Arsenal, Chelsea, Mikel Arteta, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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