Angry Martin Odegaard held back from fourth official after being hauled off

Martin Odegaard had to be held back by Arsenal officials when he was substituted during the Gunners' loss to Manchester City.

Arsenal had been cruising at 1-0, and the Gunners had displayed some of the best football of their campaign despite the absence of Mikel Arteta.

However, that all unfolded in a matter of minutes as Granit Xhaka brought down Bernardo Silva, with Riyad Mahrez converting the spot-kick.

Gabriel Martinelli then missed an open net before Gabriel was given his marching orders.

And emotions ran high for the Norwegian as he was spotted venting his frustrations to the fourth official.

Arsenal players had been left fuming with some of referee Stuart Attwell's decisions.

Attwell had already waved away Arsenal protests for a spot-kick on Odegaard in the first half, where he crucially hadn't gone over to the VAR monitor.

However, in the second half, Attwell did consult the monitor to award the City spot-kick.

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Among the anger, Gabriel had scuffed the penalty spot, earning him the first yellow card before picking up a second for a professional foul a couple of minutes later.

"Odegaard telling the fourth official 'three times' as he walks off," one fan observed.

Another added: "Martin learning what it is [to] be at Arsenal rather than Madrid. Instead of going for you, the decisions go against you more often than not."

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