Arsenal Fans Livid After Referee Announced For Spurs Game

By on March 11, 2014

Bad news Gooners. Mike Dean has been selected by the Premier League as the referee to take charge of this weekend’s North London Derby against Tottenham.

Obviously this hasn’t gone down well on social media among Arsenal fans. Many of you will be aware of our ‘suspicious’ record with Dean in charge as it’s been discussed at length by many bloggers – although completely ignored by the mainstream media.

While that record has improved slightly over the past year or so, with us winning two and drawing one of our last three league games, we have still won NONE of the last 10 away fixtures he’s officiated – losing six and drawing four.

Overall, since November 2004, our record with Dean in charge reads played 38 won 9 and lost 14. That’s a win percentage of just 24%. These stats are incredibly low for a team that’s regularly finishing in the top four and goes against the stats of all the other referees, indicating there is a clear bias when Deans in charge.

More worrying though is the fact we’ve not won any of the three NLD’s he’s been in charge of at White Hart Lane, so the omens are certainly not looking good for this weekend.

I’m sure you will all recall the time not so long ago when Dean celebrated Louis Saha’s goal against us back in 2012 (watch the video below). It’s not the first time he’s appeared to celebrate an opposition goal being scored against Arsenal, but again the media have done little to highlight it.

So it looks like we’ll be playing against 12 men on Sunday at White Hart Lane, let’s just hope we can beat the odds and come away with a positive result.


  1. Mark

    March 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

    To be fair the sending offs they have had this season has been ridiculous – Rose and Kaboul spring to mind. They have no centre backs for Sunday, will have played their Cup Final on Thursday. If Arsenal don’t win by 3 or 4, Dean or no Dean, I’ll be amazed

  2. GunnerPete`

    March 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I wonder how much that cost The Spuds board ?

  3. no

    March 11, 2014 at 10:18 am

    “More worrying though is the fact we’ve not won any of the three NLD’s he’s been in charge of, so the omens are certainly not looking good for this weekend.”

    You’ve literally linked a video of a game where you won a NLD with Dean in charge…

    • mac14

      March 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Apologies, that sentence should have said we’ve not won any of the three NLD’s Mike Dean has been in charge of at WHL. That goal came from the win at the Emirates.

  4. bigbash

    March 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

    we r going to beat spurs,dean or no dean…

  5. Ogunyemi Adedokun John

    March 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Dean or no Dean,in God will trust…It’s not the creator who can decide…God does…So no worry…God is bigger than him…

  6. Barry

    March 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Get your excuses in early or what?

  7. olumide

    March 11, 2014 at 10:47 am

    big ups arsenal we are going for victory……

  8. abbey adebola

    March 11, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Common guy are you talking about forget about bullshit, Arsenal is winning and Dean or no Dean can’t stop us. Up gunners

  9. Frank meche

    March 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

    3 points is our aim nd we must return hom wit brilliant win weather dean or no dean.

  10. bidex

    March 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Dean my foot. Score goals as many as u can, den Dean wud lost with spurs.

  11. John Smith

    March 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Now you know how Spurs feel when they play you at the Emirates with Howard Webb in charge

  12. beje

    March 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    When Mike celebrate goal against us he lost any his trustworthy not only in England but the World of football. Not only gunner fans as I been questioned his role as referee but clearly amazed his celebration that so obviously recognizable. Fifa most use lie detectors to questioning ref’s before those events happen.

  13. Alli Olusegun

    March 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Dean or no Dean, I’d advise the players to play with their hearts in their mouths. COYG! You can do the UNTHINKABLE, even with Mike Dean in charge.

  14. Emerie

    March 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    John smith,its obvious u hate my arsenal,have u recovered frm the 4 zero thrashing by dat stupid club called(girl sea

  15. john

    March 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    come on Bayern soften them up for us on sunday

  16. akinyemi general

    March 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I belief in God that with dean or FA, we are going to win by 2 goals to nothing

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