Mikel Arteta says Arsenal haven’t complained to PGMOL in regards to the tough therapy on Bukayo Saka – however referees are “conscious” of opposition techniques.
Experiences claimed the membership had spoken to the governing physique of match officers about fouls in opposition to the winger.
Gunners supervisor Arteta stated they’ve “day by day communication”, however “nothing particular” on that subject.
“I believe the referees know the techniques of the opponents and that some gamers invite extra tackles,” he stated.
Arteta, whose aspect are fourth within the Premier League and host Liverpool within the FA Cup third spherical on Sunday, added: “I believe that is been happening for 2 years. We’ve got wingers that provoke plenty of fouls and a focus. That is one thing regular.”
Saka, 22, has gained 43 fouls for Arsenal this season, with solely Crystal Palace ahead Jordan Ayew (65) and Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes (53) having extra.
A complete of seven yellow playing cards have been proven to opposition gamers after being deemed responsible of committing a foul on England ahead Saka.
5 of these have been for a reckless offence, with the opposite two – given to Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne and Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney – falling into the class of tactical fouls.
Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling has been fouled 31 occasions with 14 yellow playing cards handed out to opponents.