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Mikel Arteta has warned the Premier League that he and Arsenal are willing to revolt again if they are faced by any more refereeing controversy, as he praised the club for backing his comments on Newcastle's winning goal.
The Spaniard and the Gunners have been contacted by the FA for their observations after Arteta described Anthony Gordon's winner, which went through three VAR checks, as 'embarrassing' and a 'disgrace' in his post-match media duties on Saturday.
On Sunday, the club doubled down, releasing a statement in which they said the loss involved 'yet more unacceptable refereeing and VAR errors', adding that the Premier League 'deserve better'.
'It was great from my point of view, I didn't expect it,' Arteta said, ahead of the Gunners' Champions League match against Sevilla on Wednesday. 'I said it's my duty to stand in front of you guys and give what I think and then the club has got many options, and they decided to do that one.
'I really appreciate it. I think the players did, everybody at the club did. It showed again that we are one and ready for anything that comes across to fight it in the best possible way.
Mikel Arteta launched a scathing attack on the refereeing standards of Arsenal's loss at Newcastle
Anthony Gordon's winner was shrouded in controversy having been checked three times by VAR
Arsenal released a club statement doubling down on Arteta's claim awarding the goal was 'embarrassing'
'I and the club would do it again until this is right.'
The outburst was not the result of just the Newcastle defeat, having felt slighted by previous decisions going back to last season.
As Mail Sport revealed Arsenal are set to cite the refereeing decisions that have gone against them since the last campaign in their next meeting in a bid to prove a pattern.
'Things don't happen overnight,' he said. 'When I was that clear and had all the evidence to stand for the words I used in the media, it's because I feel strongly about