Tag: Martin Atkinson

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal appeals to referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Horror referee gets 1st Arsenal game of the season for Aston Villa

We've had to wait until November, but Martin Atkinson has finally been selected to referee an Arsenal match this season and that's not good news
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Referee Martin Atkinson is seen prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arsenal get battered by referees, Liverpool and Leicester don’t: The stats

You can argue all you like, but Arsenal got screwed all season by referees and here are the stats to back that up.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal confronts Neal Maupay of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal get a lucky break with Martin Atkinson and PGMOL

Matteo Guendouzi will not be charged by the FA for grabbing Neal Maupay around the throat in what seems a rather nice change of fortune for Arsenal.
Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (on stretcher) remonstrates with Brighton's French striker Neal Maupay after the keeper was injured during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP)

‘Textbook refereeing’ says referee as Arsenal branded arrogant by player and media

Bernd Leno and the rest of us will have to wait to find out the extent of his injury after he was shoved for no reason by a Brighton player in an action that could have lasting implications for more than just the keeper.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Referee Martin Atkinson awards a freekick to Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

21 Premier League referees, why do Arsenal always get Martin Atkinson?

Martin Atkinson's performance during Arsenal's match at Brighton on Saturday was one of the worst we've seen and while we can say blaming the referee for a defeat is refusing to accept how poor Arsenal are, Arsenal and the referee can both be sh*t at the same time.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal appeals to referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

"Ridiculous": Many Arsenal fans rage at Martin Atkinson's treatment of this player

Martin Atkinson angered Arsenal fans with his treatment of Yves Bissouma during the Brighton match on Saturday, refusing to book the player.
Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (on stretcher) remonstrates with Brighton's French striker Neal Maupay after the keeper was injured during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP)

Bernd Leno was right to shout at Brighton player and here’s why

Bernd Leno took the time to have a real go at Neal Maupay as he was stretchered off following the Brighton man's 'challenge' and he had every right.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal reacts to a decision by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Arsenal get same horror refereeing team for Bournemouth FA Cup match

Arsenal will travel to Bournemouth on Monday night for a match refereed, again, by Martin Atkinson, while Mike Dean will run the VAR. One week...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Referee Mike Dean gestures as he referees his 500th Premier League match during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Horror refereeing team combine to rob Arsenal of win against Sheffield United

Even though Arsenal weren't at their best against Sheffield United on Saturday, had they been given a stonewall penalty when they were 1-0 up then the result would have been a different matter altogether.

Horror refereeing team for Arsenal vs Sheffield United

Arsenal will face Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon with Mike Dean in charge, Lee Mason as the fourth official and Martin Atkinson running the VAR.

Just 3 referees in charge of 60% of Arsenal Premier League games this season

Mike Dean will take charge of our trip to West Ham on Monday night as we move back into our rotation of regular refs with just three taking charge of 60% of Arsenal's games this season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal reacts to having his team's third goal disallowed following a VAR check during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Are Arsenal really being screwed by VAR this season?

With both VAR decisions going against Arsenal this weekend, it seems as if the new tech has it in for the Gunners, but are the refs really screwing Arsenal or are we just imagining it?
The scoreboard displays the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) decision disallowing Arsenal's third goal by Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 27, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Mark Clattenburg: Both VAR calls wrong during Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Former Premier League Mark Clattenburg has said that both VAR decisions at the Emirates were wrong.

9 urgent questions following Granit Xhaka’s tantrum and Unai Emery’s latest failure

There is no other word for it but 'sh*t show' when it comes to describing Arsenal against Crystal Palace.
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Referee Martin Atkinson is seen prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arsenal get their own personal Premier League referee for Crystal Palace game

Martin Atkinson will take charge of his fourth Arsenal game of the season this weekend when he turns up at the Emirates on Sunday for the match against Crystal Palace.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Referee Martin Atkinson signals during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 21, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Watch your shins: Martin Atkinson in charge for Arsenal vs Bournemouth

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Arsenal's game on Sunday against Bournemouth so we can expect the Cherries to kick with impunity.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Referee Mike Dean looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on October 21, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Does Mike Dean really like Tottenham more than Arsenal?

It is fun to believe that your club is on the wrong end of a conspiracy, be it from the referees, the media or other authorities but, for the most part, they just don’t exist.
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Shocking stat shows we should've predicted Martin Atkinson to give Palace 2 penalties

Arsenal should've been prepared for a difficult day of officiating on Sunday, considering how rarely they win away from home with Martin Atkinson in charge.

Arsenal fans should be worried by referee appointed for Crystal Palace clash

Martin Atkinson will referee Arsenal's clash with Crystal Palace this weekend, the Premier League have confirmed.
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Fans spot 'pathetic' dive from Chelsea star seconds before their winning goal

Arsenal fans have spotted an apparent dive from new Chelsea signing Mateo Kovacic in the build up to their winning goal, and are understandably not happy about it.

Better than Mike Dean: Arsenal will be happier with referee appointed for Carabao Cup...

Arsenal are having a nightmare time with referees at the moment, and it appears Martin Atkinson is the match official who will be braving Wednesday's meeting with Chelsea.

Licence to foul: Arsenal won’t get a kick out of their appointed referee

Arsenal's second clash with Chelsea in the space of a week will be refereed by Martin Atkinson.

Arsenal fans unhappy at referee selection for Liverpool game

Martin Atkinson has been chosen to referee Arsenal's trip to Liverpool on Sunday and Gooners are pretty annoyed.
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Arsenal to get no love from referee against West Ham

Martin Atkinson takes charge of Arsenal's game against West Ham, so what can both sides expect from one of PGMOL’s finest?

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...
Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (L) rises above Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (C) to score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on February 4, 2017. / AFP / Ian KINGTON /

Wenger hits out at ref after Chelsea elbow decision

Arsene Wenger didn’t mince his words when asked about Marco Alonso’s elbow on Hector Bellerin.
Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (L) rises above Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (C) to score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on February 4, 2017. / AFP / Ian KINGTON /

Alternative facts reign as Arsenal and referee combine for Chelsea horror show

Martin Atkinson, as expected, played a pivotal role in Arsenal’s defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Gunners said goodbye to their title challenge in the weakest possible fashion.
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Arsenal get boost with ref’s Chelsea record but still face tough task

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Arsenal’s game at Chelsea on Saturday and that means one thing – a kick-fest.
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Wenger slams referee following Manchester City defeat

Arsene Wenger had some choice words for referee, Martin Atkinson following Arsenal's 2-1 defeat away to Manchester City.

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...

Awful refereeing sees Alexis end with crazy stat in Arsenal win over Sunderland

Martin Atkinson did not have a good game on Saturday afternoon when he took charge of Arsenal’s trip to Sunderland.

Arsenal turn to Plan B-ig Sexy in Sunderland rout – with goals

Arsenal needed the power of Olivier Giroud and the injustice of a terrible refereeing display from Martin Atkinson to see off Sunderland on Saturday lunchtime.

Missed foul on Ozil in Leicester penalty buildup explained

On Sunday afternoon, Martin Atkinson made a number of big mistakes. Since the final whistle we’ve been making a big deal of the Danny Drinkwater...

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...

Referees, managers, players: Making big decisions will win or lose the title

I think this is the part where I tell you it's back on? So: it's back on! The run through January inspired little but doubt,...

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

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

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...

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...

Why Arsene Wenger was right to criticise the ref after Tottenham defeat

Arsene Wenger was critical of Martin Atkinson after Arsenal's game against Tottenham, and rightly so.

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.