Arsenal fans were far from happy when they found out who would be refereeing their fixture against Liverpool in the clash on Saturday.
Anthony Taylor will take charge of the club’s Premier League game up on Merseyside with Stuart Atwell, the man in charge of VAR.
For some reason, it seems that Arsenal fans are less than pleased with the appointment of Taylor, despite their favourable record under the Mancunian. The north London giants have only lost two of their last 22 games (per Football.London) under him.
Arsenal and Liverpool are the only two teams in the league left with a 100% record, with one or both of the teams set to lose that on Saturday.
It seems the news of Taylor’s appointment hasn’t gone down well with the Gooners, who took to Twitter to react in dismay.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful following the news:
Why are we getting all these dodgy refs for the big games. It should be Oliver. Hes comfortably the best ref in the league
— Darek Wielgosz (@16DaRo16) August 20, 2019
Thank God for VAR cos Antony Tailor is a referee that awards dubious decisions against us often times #Arsenal
— Seun Johnson (@seanblade) August 20, 2019
Mate him and mike dean hate arsenal
— Sam ringland (@Sam_Ringland_14) August 20, 2019
Another controversial lad
— Keneth Kaunda (@KenethKaunda3) August 20, 2019
VAR will be busy then
— Derek Yallop (@DerekYallop1) August 20, 2019
— ichael aurice (@mswarthout) August 20, 2019
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He is prone to the odd Howler or two. I still remember a few seasons back and our first home game against Villa or was it West Ham!! Gulp!!
— Toby (@Toby_AKA_Dave) August 21, 2019