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Arsenal fans rage after referee Martin Atkinson has the final say in Crystal Palace clash

Arsenal fans rage after referee Martin Atkinson has the final say in Crystal Palace clash

Arsenal’s poor away record under the watch of referee Martin Atkinson continued on Sunday when the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace. Atkinson awarded the Eagles two penalties with the last one coming nine minutes from time to deny Arsenal their 12th straight win in all competitions.

And the club’s fans weren’t happy with some of the decisions the referee made, especially when he pointed to the penalty spot in the 82nd minute after Granit Xhaka bought down Wilfried Zaha inside the box. Although there was contact from Xhaka on Zaha, Arsenal fans suggested that the winger threw himself to the ground a bit too easily and have criticised him of diving.

Nonetheless, the draw meant that Arsenal have still only won one game away from home that Atkinson took charge of in the last ten years. 11 defeats and five draws in that time, while only beating Sunderland, have led to the Gunners fans questioning the standard of Atkinson’s refereeing capabilities.

Here are some of their reactions on Twitter:

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