Paul Scholes Criticizes Mikel Arteta for Overreacting to Newcastle Defeat
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been criticized by Paul Scholes for his overreaction to his team's defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.**
The Gunners suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season, with Anthony Gordon's controversial goal proving to be the difference.
Arteta was furious with the decision to allow the goal to stand, branding it an "absolute disgrace" and saying he felt "sick to be part of this."
However, Scholes believes that Arteta went too far with his criticism.
"Mikel Arteta is one of the most emotional managers out there," Scholes said. "I think he'll probably look back and think I overreacted slightly - or a little bit more than slightly."
"I always associate Arsenal with having class. Class football club, class people running the place. This has left a sour taste - a bad taste in your mouth, that someone like Arsenal can do this. The manager has to take responsibility for it."
Scholes' criticism is likely to be met with mixed reactions from Arsenal fans. Some will agree that Arteta's comments were over the top, while others will feel that he was justified in his anger.
Ultimately, it is up to Arteta himself to decide whether he feels he went too far. However, there is no doubt that his comments have left a stain on Arsenal's reputation.