Arsenal fans aren’t happy with claims made by  Mark Clattenburg, after he admitted avoiding send off Tottenham players in a game to avoid getting blamed for ending their title challenge.

The match in question didn’t end up having much effect on the Gunners, as they finished above Spurs on the final day of the season.

However, Clattenburg’s admission that he “went in with a gameplan” and should’ve given more red cards to Tottenham has caused supporters to ask how many other games were refereed in the same way.

Our very own Lee Hurley pointed out that Clattenburg chose not to give a red card to Emmanuel Adebayor for stamping on Robin van Persie’s face.

Adebayor received a retrospective ban, but that didn’t make up for the three points Manchester City won that day in a 4-2 victory.

In general, there does seem to be a sense that Clattenburg kept his cards in his pocket when perhaps he should’ve brandished them.

Arsenal were refereed 41 times by the Englishman, only three red cards were shown to the opposition and two to the Gunners; one to Sebastian Squillaci in a 2-1 win over Huddersfield, the other to Per Mertesacker in a 1-0 home loss to Chelsea.

Overall, this style of refereeing doesn’t seem to have impacted Arsenal too much. Clattenburg refereed more wins for the Gunners than any other team in the league.

Nonetheless, that’s unlikely to be much comfort next time the plucky underdog gets a convenient penalty at a crucial time, as you know what supporters will now point to.

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