Pundit sees a problem with Pochettino and Arsenal coach joking after 2-2 draw

Pundit Richard Keys suggests that Mauricio Pochettino should have been more frustrated about Chelsea dropping two points against Arsenal on Saturday, rather than engaging in light-hearted banter with an Arsenal coach.

In the match, Arsenal managed to stage a comeback from being two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw against Chelsea, even though Mikel Arteta’s side seemed less strong on that day.

Arsenal has had a commendable season and received praise for their performances before the international break, including a victory against Manchester City.

Conversely, Chelsea, though having a slow start to the season, has shown signs of improvement. This is one of the reasons why the game was seen as a tricky one for Arsenal.

Chelsea began the game strongly and established a two-goal lead in the early stages of the second half. However, Arsenal displayed resilience and managed to level the score.

After the match, there was an exchange of friendly banter between Pochettino and Arsenal’s goalkeeping coach, Terry Mason.

Keys did not find it ideal and said, as quoted by the Daily Mail:

‘Am I the only one that’s got a problem with this? 

‘You’re the manager of a side two up that’s cruising until you keeper hands a way back into the game to the opposition and you leave the field smiling and joking with the opposition goalkeeping coach.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

The game between both clubs is always a tough affair as we share a serious rivalry, but that does not mean we should not shake hands after the final whistle.


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  1. Have seen nothing wrong with a friendly banter after a game, win lose or draw, that’s what wrong with the world too much grudges to carry around, then it becomes like a ton of bricks.

  2. So, keys wanted poch to be enraged and maybe headbutt everyone on his way down the tunnel!? What a way to look at a football game! . Banter is what makes being a fan entertaining , besides the onfield end to end stuff.

  3. “Am I the only one that’s got a problem with this”.
    I think so.🙄
    Poch is a very nice bloke and an good friend of Arteta’s since their playing days. It’s good to see them great spirits following a game in which they must have both had some dissatisfaction.

  4. I am currently watching the cricket world cup and l have to say that I admire the spirit that the game is played with.
    Maybe these pundits need to realise that it’s just a game and there’s bigger things to worry about in this world.

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