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Dixon sides with Carragher and Neville in Arsenal celebrations row


Lee Dixon has suggested Arsenal over-celebrated their victory over Liverpool yesterday, joining Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville in criticising the Gunners.

Sky duo Carragher and Neville felt Arsenal had gone over the top following the 3-1 victory that moved them within two points of Jurgen Klopp’s table-topping side.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was singled out for his touchline exuberance, as was captain Martin Odegaard who was seen taking pictures of the club photographer after the final whistle.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher said: “Just get down the tunnel. You’ve won a game, it’s three points.

“You’ve been brilliant, you’re back in the title race. Get down the tunnel. I’m serious, honestly.”pastedGraphic.pngNeville added: “I just still think there’s a little bit of immaturity in their celebrations. Which means, to me, it felt like relief that they weren’t eight points behind.”

Ian Wright took a different view, questioning those who “kill the joy” of such moments in a social media post.

Dixon understands former Arsenal team-mate Wright’s position but sided with Carragher and Neville.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I was celebrating because it was such a brilliant performance, but as a player when I was in that situation, you’ve got to be respectful. You celebrate your win, but you don’t over celebrate.

“They’ve won absolutely nothing, there’s 15 games to go, but I get Ian Wright’s position.

“I’m caught right in the middle of that. You get beat by West Ham and Burnley and everyone will be on your back again, so calm yourself down, get back to training and start doing the thing that got you to this position in the first place.

“I know it sounds boring but that’s what you do and that’s how you win titles.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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