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Arteta speaks out on the Saka penalty claim in game against Bayern Munich



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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has expressed his disappointment over a controversial decision that denied his team a potential penalty in their UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg against Bayern Munich.

In a post-match interview with TNT Sports, Arteta revealed the exchange he had with the referee after the final whistle. He said, “(The referee) didn’t say anything. They said they checked it and they decided it wasn’t a penalty.”

The pivotal moment occurred in stoppage time of a thrilling match at the Emirates Stadium, with the score tied at 2-2. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka was brought down inside the box by Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in what appeared to be a clear penalty. However, after a VAR review, the match officials controversially chose not to award the penalty.

The decision left Arsenal and their fans frustrated, as it could have potentially altered the outcome of the match. Despite dominating large parts of the game, Arsenal were unable to secure a victory at home and will now face a challenging second leg in Munich.

The draw means that the tie is finely balanced heading into the return fixture at the Allianz Arena.

Arsenal, currently leading the Premier League table on goal difference, will shift their focus back to domestic competition as they prepare to face Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 14th April, 2024.

The incident underscores the importance of consistent and transparent officiating in high-stakes matches like the Champions League quarter-finals, where crucial decisions can have a significant impact on the outcome of games.

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