By Keith Hackett

24th Jan, 2023 | 11:47am

Ex-Fifa official: Mikel Arteta should face extended ban after Arsenal footage emerges - 'it's out of hand'

Keith Hackett has insisted Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should have been red-carded for his touchline antics during the 3-2 win over Man United on Sunday (22 January).

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee insisted the 40-year-old’s behaviour is “getting out of hand” and urged PGMOL boss Howard Webb to “clamp down” in the coming weeks.

As seen in footage from the Sky Sports Premier League Twitter account (22 January), Arteta was booked by referee Anthony Taylor for his protests after a foul on Bukayo Saka.

Speaking on the Sky Sports commentary of Arsenal’s 3-2 win, former Man United defender Gary Neville called the Spanish boss “a madman” and warned that his behaviour “isn’t called for”.

Arteta was roundly criticised earlier this month (3 January) for his antics after seeing two penalty appeals turned down in a 0-0 draw against Newcastle.

Hackett told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “We had the Leeds United manager red-carded and suspended from the touchline earlier in the season.

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“I think that has to be the case for Arteta. He should have been sent off.

“He’s never in his technical area.

“I watched Andre Mariner, who is a very experienced referee. He did nothing – probably because he knew that he’d lose the argument.

“He’s got to work with the officials and let them do their job.

“We shouldn’t suppress his passion, but we’ve got to be consistent.

“I suspect Howard Webb will be talking to referees and telling them to clamp down. It’s just getting a bit out of hand.”

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