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Animated hand gestures, patrolling the area outside his technical area and, of course, arguing with a fourth official: Mikel Arteta was back.
Back like those VAR-related comments after Newcastle’s winning goal on Saturday had never been made, and back like a letter from the FA asking him to explain his actions was not on its way.
Such prolificacy would test the patience of many a manager, those in attendance equally as frustrated. Yet by 15 minutes, the Spaniard was already in heated dialogue with fourth official Horatiu Fesnic.
He spent nearly as much time breaching his technical area, and on its fringes, than inside. Particularly when retrieving the ball, ball-boy style.
Mikel Arteta was back on the touchline following the VAR controversy at the weekend
The Arsenal boss encourages his side during the victory over Sevilla on Wednesday night
His arms were spread out after Bukayo Saka was felled a number of times in