Martin Keown has accused Manchester United legend Gary Neville of being biased against Arsenal during his commentary of the 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
The Gunners endured a torrid afternoon against their local rivals as Harry Kane’s first-half brace was followed up by a goal from Son Heung-min after the break.
Keown was left unimpressed by the refereeing from Paul Tierney whilst also claiming that Sky Sports‘ commentary team was biased against his former side.
“If you look at Ben Davies it’s like a pincer tackle and he tries to grab Saka away and then nothing becomes of it,” he told talkSPORT when discussing the officiating.
“Sky didn’t really want to make much of that and maybe that was the commentary team going one way rather than the other.”
“Nobody really referred to it. Last night I thought there were quite a lot of replays every time an Arsenal player made a foul.”
“Suddenly you don’t really see too many replays when there was a Spurs player that brought one down. That was a key incident Saka was away on goal there.”
“Kane ‘s first goal came from the penalty spot after Cedric Soares was adjudged to have fouled Son, a decision that left Keown bemused, with the former centre-back criticising United icon Neville’s commentary in the process. He added:”I think Gary Neville was very quick to say that was a penalty in real-time.
“If he was a full-back, in real-time he would have been unhappy if it was given against him. I’m saying he was very quick to say that was a penalty.”