Referee shows what happens when they stand up to Manchester United

So how did Michael Oliver do at Old Trafford? Given Arsenal won, I think you can work that out for yourself...but if you can't, we've got you covered.

Referee costs Arsenal points against Manchester United

Arsenal were lucky to leave Old Trafford with a draw. That much is true. Failing to turn up for the first 60+ minutes, it was only...

Arsenal get worst possible referee appointment for FA Cup game v...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Mike Dean has been appointed referee for our FA Cup match against Hull. Remember Mike...

Arsenal right to be excited by referee in charge of Chelsea...

When Arsenal played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October, Martin Atkinson allowed them to kick the crap out of Arsenal. Gary Cahill's early challenge on...

Referee in charge of Arsenal v Liverpool bad news for both...

Anthony Taylor will take charge of Arsenal v Liverpool and that's not good news for anybody.

Atkinson Arsenal horror show against Sunderland highlights desperate need for change

After a poor display from Martin Atkinson in Arsenal's win over Sunderland, our resident laws-of-the-game expert, got a little bit worked up...

Referee not good news for Arsenal's trip to Hull

Lee Mason will take charge of Arsenal's game against Hull at the KC on Monday. The referee, who has issued fewer cards than any other...

Proof Chelsea man should have been sent off against Arsenal

The Chelsea game on Saturday was another typical example of a referee bottling a decision. You have to ask - why do they regularly fail...

Even two referees can't stop Arsenal - referee(s) review

So how did both the referees get on during Arsenal's game against West Ham?

Why Mike Jones deserves to be demoted after refereeing Arsenal v...

Find out how did Mike Jones did even worse than we predicted during Arsenal v Leicester.

Blunder ref blunders once again as Arsenal crash out

It would be incredibly churlish of me to point at the referee as the reason Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League so I won't even though he got a number of calls wrong.

Referee performs as expected, offers Arsenal no protection against Reading

I can moan about Martin Atkinson because Arsenal won, right? As we said in our preview, Atkinson is a ref that likes to allow fouls...

Referee preview: Arsenal v Liverpool – the truth about Michael Oliver

When it was announced that Michael Oliver would be in charge of Arsenal’s opener against Liverpool, many Arsenal fans were happy, but should they really be?

Arsenal and Leicester left fuming by referee but only one is...

On Sunday afternoon, Martin Atkinson made himself, once again, one of the main talking points of a game that had so much more to...

Blunder ref to take charge of Monaco v Arsenal

Referee in charge of Arsenal's trip to Monaco has already refereed an Arsenal Champions League game...and he didn't do too well.

Referee admits seeing Drinkwater horror tackle, deemed unworthy of further action

Leicester City are said to be confident that Danny Drinkwater will not face further action from the FA after being told by Martin Atkinson...

Crazy referee stats from Arsenal-Ludogorets games shows diving opposition

Bas Nijhuis
One of the biggest frustrations of the game on Tuesday night was the constant flailing of the Ludogorets players so let's look at some stats

Arsenal handed calamity ref for Manchester City showdown

Anthony Taylor will take charge of Arsenal’s game against Manchester City on Sunday.

Referee tries to thwart Arsenal against QPR. Fails

How did Kevin Friend get on in charge of QPR v Arsenal?

Wenger wants referee accountability after Oliver at Tottenham

It might have been Francis Coquelin’s stupidity that saw him dismissed at Tottenham, but Michael Oliver should have levelled the numbers. He didn’t. When Eric Dier,...

Bad news for Arsenal as Mike Dean will be at Old...

Arsenal fans thought they were getting a Dean-free afternoon at Old Trafford. They were wrong...

Arsenal with no Friend in referee for Swansea game

Kevin Friend takes charge of Arsenal's game against Swansea on Monday night, so what can the Gunners expect? Well, Friend last refereed an Arsenal game...

Multiple errors from ref in Arsenal v Crystal Palace game highlighted

Andre Marriner
As usual with Premier League referees they regularly bring controversies and the Arsenal v Palace game saw some errors as usual.

Arsenal's FA Cup task made harder by referee appointment

Mike Dean will take charge of Arsenal v Middlesbrough, so what can Arsenal fans expect from Sunday's referee?

Do Arsenal get more cards per foul – the stats

Mike Dean books Shkodran Mustafi
Sometimes, it feels like Arsenal don’t have to do much to pick up a card from the referee while opponents can murder at will with impunity, but is that tue?

Arsenal in trouble as referee for Stoke game announced

Lee mason
Lee Mason will take charge of Arsenal's match against Stoke at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

Don't expect any help from referee v West Ham - he's...

Chris Foy 'not Hoy' will take charge of Arsenal's game against West Ham at the weekend, so what can we expect?

Why Oliver was right not to award Chelsea penalty

Imagine the scene: Two players are running towards each other, fully focussed on the ball between them. At the last minute, as they prepare to make...

Referee given no chance to mess up during Newcastle v Arsenal

Mike Jones isn't a great referee but thankfully he didn't have much chance to mess up as Arsenal won at Newcastle.

Poor referee selected for Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Andre Marriner
Andre Marriner will take charge of Arsenal v Crystal Palace on Sunday at the Emirates and Arsenal fans will be hoping that he offers a bit more protection than he did the last time he refereed an Arsenal game.

Lee Mason: As bad as we predicted for Hull v Arsenal

Lee Mason. What can you say? We could say 'we told you so' as we called it in our preview – a referee that misses more...

Referee guaranteed to make things interesting in FA Cup final

When it was announced that Jon Moss would referee the FA Cup final, the world bounced as fans everywhere banged their heads on their...

Everything you need to know about the referee for Palace v...

Ahead of Arsenal's game against Crystal Palace in the Premier League, we take a look at the referee who will be in charge,

Pull the other one – Mike Dean annoys Burnley fans

Just what did Mike Dean do that upset the Burnley fans? Not much, as it turns out.

More bad news: Horror referee appointed to Arsenal game

Mike Dean is always the centre of attention so it might not be a bad thing he's been appointed referee for Arsenal's trip to...

Referee considering quitting UK in wake of Arsenal v Hull scrutiny

Mark Clattenburg books Theo Walcott
Mark Clattenburg could quit the UK because of the intense scrutiny that referees apparently come under according to an exclusive in today’s Daily Mail.

Why Arsenal and Aston Villa should both worry about Sunday’s referee

Anthony Taylor will take charge of Arsenal v Aston Villa at the Emirates on Sunday. His track record is not a good one.

Arsenal face referee struggle against Reading

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Arsenal's semi-final game against Reading at Wembley on Saturday. The ref, who hails from West Yorkshire, is not a favourite...

Ref review: Arsenal beat Liverpool despite Taylor being present

How did Anthony Taylor get on in charge of Arsenal's destruction of Liverpool?

Does this mean that Mike Dean is a changed referee?

Mike Dean took charge of Arsenal's FA Cup fifth round win over Middlesbrough at the Emirates on Sunday. How did he do? Find out here.

Chelsea and Arsenal should both thank referee

Well that was a confusing performance from Arsenal's favourite referee. Refusing, early on, to book Branislav Ivanovich for his first or even second yellow-card challenge,...

Will Arsenal get old or new Mike Dean against Manchester United?

His name still strikes terror into the hearts of Arsenal fans everywhere. Tack on the words 'at Old Trafford' to 'Mike Dean in charge' and...

Arsenal hope for protection as referee announced for Manchester United clash

Andre Marriner
19 November's clash between Manchester United and Arsenal is set to be a feisty affair with Andre Marriner appointed referee.

Strict refereeing guaranteed for Arsenal v Monaco

Deniz Aytekin will take charge of Arsenal v Monaco, so what can the Gunners expect from the German?

Arsenal need a strong referee against Sunderland - they won't get...

What did we ever do to the Football Gods that means they insist on foisting Anthony Taylor upon us? In charge of four Arsenal matches this...

Will Arsenal get any love from the referee against Manchester United?

Craig Pawson will take charge of Manchester United v Arsenal on Sunday, so what are Arsenal likely to get from the young referee? At just...

How video refereeing would save Arsenal a point v Everton

Mark Clattenburg and Alexis Sanchez
There were two disputed decisions by referee Mark Clattenburg late in the game against Everton and with the recent experiment introducing Video Assistant Referees, we can wonder what would have happened there and what could happen in the near future.

Wenger called Moss a ‘cheat’ but can he defend himself against...

Arsene Wenger sent off
Arsene Wenger was sent off at the end of the very heated Burnley game, and he will likely be charged by the FA for using the word 'cheat' as revealed by the Evening Standard.

What can Arsenal and Leicester expect from Saturday's referee?

Mark Clattenburg, the referee with a Champions League tattoo who is regarded as the best referee in England, will take charge of Arsenal’s first ‘must-win’ game of a season that will only be two games old this weekend.

For once incompetence benefits Arsenal - Crystal Palace v Arsenal ref...

For once we're complaining about the referee for all the right reasons. Find out more here.

What can Arsenal and Tottenham expect from Saturday's referee?

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Tottenham v Arsenal, so what can we expect? Find out here.

The man in the middle v Burnley: Mike Dean preview

Mike Dean will take charge of Arsenal's game at Burnley, so what can we expect, as if we don't already know?

Wenger wants help from referees as he prepares for Tottenham game

Arsenal were relatively poor on Wednesday when they absolutely had to win, but the officials hardly helped. The first Swansea goal came after an obvious foul...

Will Arsenal have a Friend in the referee against QPR?

What can Arsenal expect from the referee in charge of Arsenal's trip to QPR?

Stadium or touchline – the difference in the bans allegedly facing...

Arsene Wenger sent off by Jon Moss
Arsene Wenger is set for a ban, that is clear, but what is not is if it will be a touchline or stadium ban, with some papers seeming to be pushing for the latter, so what's the difference?

Referee not needed as Arsenal thrash West Brom

Robert Madley took charge of Arsenal's emphatic last day win over West Brom at the Emirates. The 29-year-old was taking charge of only his fourth...

What happened to Anthony Taylor?

Anthony Taylor took charge of Arsenal v Aston Villa on Sunday at the Emirates, so how did the man in the middle get on?

Arsenal get boost with ref’s Chelsea record but still face tough...

Martin Atkinson
Martin Atkinson will take charge of Arsenal’s game at Chelsea on Saturday and that means one thing – a kick-fest.

Can Arsenal expect a better performance from the referee against Leicester?

Mike Jones will take charge of Arsenal v Leicester at the Emirates on Tuesday night, so what can Arsenal fans expect from the referee?

The man in the middle – Brighton v Arsenal

I guess the biggest compliment I can pay Michael Oliver is that when I hear his name I don’t immediately want to smash things. That’s...

Expect Newcastle fouling amnesty against Arsenal - referee preview

Mike Jones will take charge of Newcastle v Arsenal and that's not good news for the Gunners.

Referees will fail Arsenal in Europe until cultural differences are understood

A lot of Arsenal fans will rightly complain about Mr Cüneyt Çakır's performance on Tuesday night, and it certainly was not an impressive one. But...

The man in the middle – Brighton 2 Arsenal 3...

We take a look at how Michael Oliver and his assistants got on during Arsenal's FA Cup win at the AMEX against Brighton.

Wenger slams referee appointments and impact of social media

Arsène Wenger has criticised the decision to take Premier League referee Kevin Friend off duty for the Tottenham Hotspur's match this weekend just because he's a fan of title rivals Leicester City.

Arsenal will need protection from Everton, but will the referee provide...

What Sunday's match against Everton needs is a referee who will clamp down on rotational fouling. Will it get that?

Kevin Friend: Watford v Arsenal referee preview

Kevin Friend
Kevin Friend will take charge of Arsenal’s game against Watford on Saturday, so what can we expect from the man who was once removed from a match because Tottenham fans complained he supported Leicester?

Why Andre Marriner was always going to have a good game

Andre Marriner was the man in charge of Arsenal 2 Everton 0 at the Emirates on Sunday, so how did he get on?

What can Arsenal and Southampton expect from today’s referee?

Kevin Friend
With so much attention on the officials last weekend, we will certainly be hoping for a low-key performance from Kevin Friend at St. Mary’s on Saturday evening, but will we get it?

Referee preview - Do Arsenal have cause for concern against Bournemouth?

Michael Oliver has been chosen to referee Arsenal's Premier League match away to Bournemouth, which isn't exactly fantastic news.

Arsenal's record under dreadful referee better than you'd imagine

Arsenal fans the world over shudder when they hear the name Anthony Taylor, but maybe we shouldn't.

Sutton United v Arsenal ref next in line to quit England...

Michael Oliver could be the next referee to leave England in search of a better payday after Mark Clattenburg announced his decision to move to Saudi Arabia.

Ref preview: Arsenal v West Brom

Robert Madley will take charge of Arsenal's final league game of the season against West Brom. If you're anything like us you're probably going 'who?'...

Swansea give referee easy game against Arsenal

It would be churlish to moan about the referee after watching Arsenal out-Arsenal themselves against Swansea. Sure, he should have booked Jonjo Shelvey in the...

All signs point to strong ref for Arsenal at Liverpool

Bobby Madley will take charge of Arsenal’s trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

Arsenal fans relieved by referee choice for Chelsea game

Arsenal fans will be glad to know that Mark Clattenburg, and not Mike Dean, will be in charge of their game against Chelsea this...

Referee given nothing to do by Arsenal against Monaco

How did Deniz Aytekin do in charge of Arsenal's shambles against Monaco? Find out here.

Anthony Taylor shipped in to put final nail in Arsene Wenger’s...

Anthony Taylor. Those two words should be enough for any review about this man.

At least Taylor is consistent: Arsenal v Sunderland ref review

Thankfully, that was the last we will see of Anthony Taylor for at least a few months. A referee so awful, he's now so afraid...

Mike Jones referee preview: Swansea v Arsenal

Referee Mike Jones
Mike Jones will take charge of Arsenal’s game at Swansea, a referee who prefers to let the game ‘flow’ rather than stopping it for annoying things like fouls.

Four ways video referees will be allowed to affect football in...

The International Football Association Board has opened the door to video refereeing by allowing experiments to start soon. This is a big step forward for...

Referee preview: Swarbrick back for West Brom v Arsenal

Neil Swarbrick has refereed just one Arsenal game this season – the reverse of this fixture on Boxing Day at the Emirates.

West Brom v Arsenal referee preview

Neil Swarbrick has refereed just one Arsenal game this season – the reverse of this fixture on Boxing Day at the Emirates, find out more here

The man in the middle – Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2...

On Sunday against Manchester City, Mike Dean confused me. Used to ranting and raving like a lunatic after he’s been in charge of one of...

The man in the middle – Manchester City v Arsenal

Five little words that strike terror into the heart of Arsenal fans everywhere – Mike Dean is in charge. There’s probably nothing that I can...

Arsenal v Stoke – The man in the middle

Ahead of Arsenal’s game against Stoke on Sunday, we look at the man charged with refereeing the game. Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: R West, A Halliday Fourth...

Have Arsenal turned around record with Anthony Taylor as ref?

Heading into last April, Arsenal fans winced when Anthony Taylor was named as a referee for any game. And why not? Most memorably, Taylor sent...

Spurs legend attacks referee after Arsenal lose to Chelsea

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Garth Crooks hit out at Mike Dean on Saturday afternoon after the referee sent Gabriel off at Stamford Bridge. The BBC pundit...

Arsenal's worst nightmare: Horror referee appointed for Manchester United clash

Mike Dean at Chelsea was one thing, but now Arsenal fans will have to cope with Anthony Taylor taking charge of the Premier League...

Evidence: Diego Costa should have received 8 cards in Chelsea v...

It's pretty clear that Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the pitch on Saturday afternoon. Mike Dean's refereeing performance, which saw Arsenal receive two...

Mike Dean appointed Chelsea-Arsenal referee

Mike Dean has been appointed the referee for Chelsea v Arsenal on Saturday afternoon. Mike Dean has been appointed the Referee for Saturday's London Derby...

Cards aplenty in last 15 – Arsenal v Hull referee preview

Mark Clattenburg and Alexis Sanchez
Mark Clattenburg will be in charge of Arsenal’s game against Hull so what can both sides expect from the star ref?

Wenger shocked to see Liverpool win with new offside laws

Arsène Wenger has has his say on the new offside laws, after Liverpool had a goal wrongly allowed to clinch a 1-0 win against...

Arsenal handed generous referee appointment to face Pulis's West Brom

Mark Clattenburg will be in the middle on Saturday as Arsenal return from international duty with a trip to the Hawthorns. The Premier League have...

Injury to Manchester United’s Shaw shows we haven’t learned from Ramsey...

Helen Trantum column
I don't care if you get the ball. That should be the stance when players go in for challenges which even if they win them...

Pawson appointed Leicester v Arsenal ref, Dean not demoted

Craig Pawson has been appointed the referee for Arsenal's visit to unbeaten Leicester City on Saturday. The referee was in charge of 21 Premier League games...

Penalty loving ref to take charge of Arsenal v Burnley

Roger East has been appointed referee for Arsenal's 4th round FA Cup tie against Burnley on Saturday, but what does that mean for us? In...

Premier League referee runs line for Arsenal Ladies

Meadow Park, the home of the Arsenal Ladies, saw an unusual sight on Thursday evening with a Premier League referee running the line during...

Watch: Chelsea's Diego Costa scratches Gabriel

After a scuff with Chelsea striker Diego Costa shortly before half-time, Arsenal defender Gabriel was sent off on Saturday afternoon. The game had been fairly even,...

Wenger and Rodgers disagree after disallowed goal against Liverpool

Arsenal's goalless draw against Liverpool on Monday night was punctuated by bad defending, bad finishing and good goalkeeping. One effort did find the back of...

Mike Dean named man of the match as Chelsea win

A sunny afternoon at Stamford Bridge had seen no real chances as half-time approached on Saturday. Had it stayed as 11 versus 11 then you...

Arsenal fans launch anti-Mike Dean petition after Chelsea defeat

After a horror performance on Saturday, Arsenal fans have started a petition to have referee Mike Dean stopped from taking charge of any more...

Ospina's error have forced UEFA to change fifth official rules

Sorry to re-visit it, but one day we might look back and laugh. Arsenal had equalised against Greek champions Olympiacos when, shortly before half-time, a...

FA finally explain decision not to ban defender

The FA have finally released the full written reasons for rescinding Gabriel's three-match ban. The Brazilian defender was sent off for violent conduct at Stamford...

Since 2013: Chelsea benefit from 3 penalties and 4 reds ...

It feels like the same old story, and that's because it is. We do something stupid, Chelsea take advantage, we don't beat them. Basically there...