Arsenal fans were absolutely livid with Manchester City midfielder Rodri after the Spaniard wiped out Martin Odegaard during Saturday night’s clash with Norway.
The Gunners skipper was in action for his nation in Malaga and had a great opportunity to open the scoring, collecting a pull-back, dropping a shoulder to side-step Dani Carvajal and then firing off a left-footed shot.…CONTINUE.YOUR.READING
Although his effort was blocked before it reached goal, Odegaard was wiped out afterwards by Rodri with the midfielder hitting the deck in agony amid calls for a penalty.
This Rodri tackle on Odegaard. 😮 City on Arsenal. Turns out Spain-Norway Euro qualifier was actually Premier League Title Race Proxy War. 🇪🇸🇳🇴pic.twitter.com/lru1YBYQLs
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 25, 2023
In Rodri’s defence, the 26-year-old did appear to slip slightly before diving in, though he nevertheless completely wiped out Odegaard and ploughed through his standing foot.
🇪🇸 That Rodri tackle was dangerous
🇳🇴 Martin Odegaard was LUCKY to escape a fateful injury that could’ve RUINED Arsenal’s title chances
❌ No penalty was given 🙅🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/AIpXDfZ7IP
— Rimedi (@r1medi) March 25, 2023
The Arsenal man – who, of course, is tussling with City for the title – immediately rolled around in agony clutching his ankle before getting up to his knees and yelling at the referee to give a penalty.
Arsenal fans watching that Rodri tackle on Odegaard😡 pic.twitter.com/S29qUSA1Ao
— Henrique™️ (@henry_jnrr) March 25, 2023
Despite what looked like a clear foul inside the box, the referee was not referred to the monitor by VAR and just moments later Dani Olmo gave Spain a 1-0 lead.
Rodri clearly trying to injure Odegaard. Should be banned for this. Disgusting. That's a leg breaker. https://t.co/DUAtP8uy3f
— Ryan Wink (@Ryan_Wink_) March 25, 2023
Arsenal fans were furious with Rodri’s tackle, with both players’ names quickly trending on Twitter..…CONTINUE.YOUR.READING