Tag: Michael Oliver

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Referee, Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal & Manchester City learn who will referee final games

The Premier League have confirmed their refereeing appointments for Arsenal and Manchester City's final fixtures of the current campaign.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Match Referee Michael Oliver shows a yellow card to Mateo Kovacic of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on October 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Premier League confirm headline-grabbing referee for Arsenal vs West Ham

The Premier League have confirmed their appointments of match officials for the Arsenal match against West Ham on Thursday.
Michael Oliver wearing a Newcastle United shirt (Photo via centredevils on Twitter)

Referee for Arsenal-Burnley is Newcastle United fan

Newcastle United fan and Premier League referee Michael Oliver is set to take charge of Arsenal's match against Burnley on Saturday.
Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder #08 Martin Odegaard (R) reacts after being fouled by Manchester City's Croatian midfielder #08 Mateo Kovacic (C) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 8, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

PGMOL chief admits Arsenal refereeing error

Howard Webb comments on Mateo Kovacic's controversial non-dismissal in Manchester City's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, igniting further debate on VAR and refereeing in the Premier League.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Match Referee Michael Oliver shows a yellow card to Mateo Kovacic of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on October 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Mark Clattenburg questions refereeing in Arsenal’s win against Manchester City

Mark Clattenburg says Mateo Kovacic and Michael Oliver are very lucky boys after the game between Arsenal and Manchester City
Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder #08 Martin Odegaard (R) reacts after being fouled by Manchester City's Croatian midfielder #08 Mateo Kovacic (C) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 8, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal win should not shield referee and VAR from consequences

Arsenal's win over Manchester City raises questions about Premier League refereeing inconsistencies that will fall from view because Arsenal won. They shouldn't.
Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder #08 Martin Odegaard (R) reacts after being fouled by Manchester City's Croatian midfielder #08 Mateo Kovacic (C) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 8, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

VAR criticised after Arsenal beat Manchester City

In the match between Arsenal and Manchester City, the spotlight is on VAR decisions and controversial tackles by Mateo Kovacic. Experts like Gary Neville and Theo Walcott weigh in, questioning the efficacy of VAR in the Premier League.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder #11 Gabriel Martinelli (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 8, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal pull off stunning win vs Manchester City despite refereeing controversies

Arsenal secure a crucial win over Manchester City, overcoming dubious officiating to further establish themselves as true title contenders.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Match official Michael Oliver looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Referee named for Arsenal clash with Manchester City

Michael Oliver is set to referee Arsenal's match against Manchester City this weekend, with the Gunners hosting last season's champions on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Referee Michael Oliver speaks to fourth official Andy Madley during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Premier League confirm Manchester City-Arsenal referee

The Premier League have confirmed the referee, assistant, and VAR appointments for Arsenal's next two games against Southampton and Manchester City.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Match official Michael Oliver looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s next 3 referees confirmed as Premier League returns

Michael Oliver will referee Arsenal's first game back against West Ham United, with the Premier League confirming the officials for the next three Gunners games.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal looks on before taking a penalty during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Arsenal officials

Arsenal's match at Chelsea will be refereed by Michael Oliver while nobody's favourite, Jarred Gillett, will once again be on VAR for an Arsenal match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool speaks with Gabriel of Arsenal as Manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp look on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal Liverpool FA investigation update

The FA have announced that they will take no action following a report by officials that a Liverpool player possibly said something offensive during their recent Premier League game at the Emirates.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool speaks with Gabriel of Arsenal as Manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp look on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

FA speak to Gabriel after Liverpool confrontation

The FA have reportedly already spoken to Gabriel Magalhaes after Sunday's game against Liverpool saw a flashpoint involving the defender, Jordan Henderson and Granit Xhaka.
Referee Michael Oliver (2L) speaks to Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 9, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Comments between Arsenal and Liverpool players referred to FA

The officials during Arsenal's win over Liverpool on Sunday have referred comments made by a player to the FA.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Match official Michael Oliver looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal v Liverpool referee and poor VAR ref selected

Arsenal v Liverpool will see Michael Oliver take charge of his first Arsenal match of the season.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Referee Jarred Gillett in action during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on April 30, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Jarred Gillett to referee Arsenal vs Fulham

Jarred Gillett will step away from the TV screens to take up his whistle as he is appointed referee for Arsenal's game against Fulham at the Emirates this weekend.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 10, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Was the Gabriel Martinelli red card wrong?

The Gabriel Martinelli red card was the15th under Mikel Arteta yet, once again, we are sitting here wondering why you never see red cards like that for anyone other teams.
Referee Michael Oliver gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 2, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Michael Oliver Arsenal ref or VAR nearly 40% of Premier League games

In total, there are 24 Premier League refs in play this season and Arsenal have seen 12 of them take charge of their games, although Michael Oliver has been handed five matches, twice as many as the next refs on the list with two: Stuart Attwell, Mike Dean, Martin Atkinson, Anthony Taylor, and Craig Pawson.

Referee says Harry Kane was reckless against Arsenal

Mark Clattenburg said Arsenal's penalty was right to stand and action should have been taken against Harry Kane for his dangerous barge on Gabriel.

Referee announced for Arsenal vs Tottenham

Michael Oliver will referee Arsenal's upcoming North London derby match against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Referee Michael Oliver gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 2, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Arsenal get a rare referee for game vs West Ham, thankfully!

Michael Oliver will take charge of Arsenal's game against West Ham on Saturday, a referee we thankfully rarely see can we rarely win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea argues with referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s worst ref in charge against Wolves

Arsenal finally get a new referee this season in Michael Oliver but it's not really good news at all.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Referee Michael Oliver gestures during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Referee announced for Arsenal’s season opener against Manchester City

Michael Oliver will take charge of Unai Emery’s first competitive match as Arsenal head coach on Sunday against Manchester City.

Wenger continues scathing referee criticism

Arsene Wenger has continued his criticism of England's referees. 

Michael Oliver continues to be a bad omen for Arsenal

Michael Oliver didn't have the best of games on Sunday, making two controversial decisions that helped Manchester City put Arsenal to the sword.

Cech: Referee’s mistake made the difference

Petr Cech believes that if it hadn't been for the linesman and Michael Oliver's mistake on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal might have managed to get something from their game against Manchester City.

Iwobi believes Michael Oliver error cost Arsenal the game

Alex Iwobi believes that Arsenal's result against Manchester City on Sunday could have been different if David Silva had been spotted offside for Gabriel Jesus' goal.

Are Arsenal fans actually wrong to worry about Michael Oliver refereeing Manchester City match

Michael Oliver has been announced as the referee for the match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the weekend, which has some fans concerned.

Michael Oliver appointed referee for City game

Michael Olivier will be in charge for Arsenal's visit to Manchester City on Sunday.

Michael Oliver appointed as referee for Arsenal’s match against Chelsea

Michael Oliver has been appointed as the referee for Arsenal's Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

What can Crystal Palace and Arsenal expect from Monday’s referee?

Michael Oliver will take charge of Arsenal’s trip to Crystal Palace on Monday night, so what can both sides expect from the official?

Michael Oliver next in line to quit England as PGMOL face big questions

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.
Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal's dramatic equaliser against Bournemouth

Are Arsenal fans really criticising Giroud like The Sun claims?

The Sun are running an article which has a headline that screams “HERO TO ZERO Bournemouth 3 Arsenal 3: Fans blast Olivier Giroud’s scorpion celebration for wasting time,” so I wondered what was really going on?

Referee preview – Michael Oliver

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

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?

Michael Oliver not great news for Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal fans thought they had received a bit of a boost when it was announced that Michael Oliver will referee their season opener against Liverpool this weekend.

Wenger wants referee accountability after Dier escapes red

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,...

Wenger puts pressure on referee ahead of north London derby

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...

Michael Oliver appointed referee for north London derby

The north London derby is on the horizon, and Michael Oliver has been appointed the referee. Despite some fond memories with him in the middle,...