They say that the good and bad luck that each and every football club has to cop[e with should even itself out over the course of a season, but a lot of Arsenal fans will disagree with that and wonder when the likes of Chelsea and Leicester City will have to cope with something like a full team of players out injured all the bloody time.
That old football adage will not be much comfort to Slaven Bilic or the West Ham fans and players either, after they were the latest to fall foul of the walking disaster that is the Premier League referee Mike Dean. Whether it was bias to United or simply, as some pundits have labeled it, rank bad refereeing, the decision to senf off West ham’s Feghouli for an early clash with Phil Jones that was a yellow card at best and probably more so for the United defender, has become a huge talking point.
Dean lost the plot and followed that awful decision up with quite a few more over the course of the game. United won the game and of course that is not good news for Arsenal as they are moved to within a point of us in the EPL table. There has been a lot of talk about Dean after the match, including a real slating by Tony Cascarino on Talksport who called for Dean to quit and declared him as too old and simply not up to the job.
The football authorities cannot ignore this and if they do decide to act and call time on Dean’s EPL career I reckon it has got to be seen as great news for the Gunners. Officious and incompetent he may be, but I believe he is also anti-Arsenal and if this lucky win for United signals the end of Mike Dean then I will see it as worthwhile.