Look I am aware that it may seem like sour grapes to be complaining about the penalty given against Arsenal to Man City by the referee Michael Oliver today. The home side were already ahead and having the better of the game and they ended up winning by 3-1, so you can argue that the award of that penalty was not decisive, but I think it highlights the raw deal the Gunners got today and often seem to get, especially from Mr. Oliver.
Raheem Sterling cut across Nacho Monreal and there is no way the Spaniard could have got out of the way. Monreal made no mortiomn to take the City forward out but did knock into him. However, it was shoulder to shoulder and surely you need more to concede a penalty in a massive game like that.
Let me just point out to you that Arsenal have now had this particular referee in charge of 21 of our Premier League games since 2010 and we have won just four of those. Four!! Not a single away win from 11 attempts and if you want to know just how bad we do with him in the middle, our points average per match with Oliver is even worse than it was with Mike Dean.
If you think I am being biased and moaning just because Arsenal lost today, ask yourself if you think the ref would have given us the spot kick if it had been Alexis or Ozil running into Stones or Otamendi. We got six yellow cards today and City got one although the same number of fouls were committed by both sides. Is that fair?