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Akanji accuses Arsenal’s of soiled methods and ‘does not perceive’ Anthony Taylor

Manuel Akanji has accused title rivals Arsenal of utilizing a grimy methods marketing campaign to safe some extent on the Etihad.

Manchester City had been left annoyed after being held to a goalless attract a disappointing sport on Easter Sunday. The end result left City in third place within the desk – and handed the initiative to Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s males are actually two factors forward of Arsenal and three in entrance of City with simply 9 video games remaining. But Akanji reckons Mikel Arteta’s males bought away with some underhand ways which ruined the spectacle for supporters.

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The City defender believes some Arsenal stars ought to have been booked and even despatched off, however escaped punishment from referee Anthony Taylor.

Akanji stated: “I don’t understand. One [foul] in the first half [from Kai Havertz] was a very late tackle on Stefan [Ortega]. For me it is clearly a yellow card. There are some rules, and I think there are clear yellow cards where it should be.

“I bear in mind the motion with Jorginho when he’d already executed a sort out foul, and did the second, and he did not even give a yellow card for one foul.

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Kai Havertz of Arsenal interacts with Match referee Anthony Taylor during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on March 31, 2024
Akanji felt referee Anthony Taylor was too lenient for Arsenal

“I didn’t understand some decisions. They played a lot of long balls and defended with six players in the back, so it was difficult to get through.

“When we bought by, typically they stopped us with the fouls – and if there is no actions to it, it’s arduous.”

City will look to bounce again with the go to of Aston Villa on Wednesday, with Arsenal internet hosting Luton the identical evening. Title rivals Liverpool have an additional day of relaxation earlier than dealing with Sheffield United at Anfield.