Emiliano Martinez and Alexandre Lacazette continued their battle after the final whistle at Villa Park. The former Arsenal teammates were on opposite sides as Aston Villa beat the Gunners 1-0 on home soil in the Premier League on Saturday. And they were involved in a controversial incident inside the Villa penalty area during the match. The pair grappled with each other as the ball went across the six-yard box and Villa goalkeeper Martinez pulled Arsenal striker Lacazette’s shirt as they both tumbled to the ground. Furious Arsenal fans were screaming for a penalty, while angry Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta refused to discuss the incident having confronted the match officials after the final whistle.
Asked what he said to the officials Mikel Arteta said: “I keep that between me and them.”
Lacazette was not keeping his feelings to himself on Twitter after the final whistle, however. Replying to a video of the incident, Lacazette wrote “Another one…” followed by a couple of unimpressed face emojis.
Emiliano Martinez then replied to Lacazette’s post, saying: “You were pushing me first bro.”
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