I think it is save to say that Arsenal fans do not have a soft spot for Mike Dean.
The experienced match official has a reputation for being a tad trigger happy with his cards and Arsenal a suffered a few decisions that we might have thought harsh or debatable.
Of course, his much discussed ‘goal celebration’ at a Spurs goal, whilst actually officiating the match was hardly likely go down well in the red and white side of North London.
However, might the reality actually be different?
Is Dean being appointed to Sheffield v Arsenal on Monday perhaps not such bad news for The Gunners?
Our Friends at UREf prepare superb info graphics ahead of each match and will do so after as well. You can check their insights our on the URef App but here is the real picture for supporters concerned that Dean is our ref!
It seems his reputation for being the card king is well founded but……
Until after the match – COYG!
Passionate fifty-something Arsenal supporter who has been making the journey to N5 regularly since the early 1980s – although his first game was in 1976. Always passionate when talking about The Arsenal, Dave decided to send a guest blog to Gunnersphere in the summer of 2011 and has not stopped writing about the Gunners since.
He set up his own site – 1 Nil Down 2 One Up – in February 2012, which he moved on in 2016 to concentrate on freelance writing and building Gunners Town, which he launched with Paul in 2014.
The objective of GT was to be new and fresh and to give a platform for likeminded passionate Arsenal fans wishing to write about their team. Dave still of course, writes for the site himself and advises the ever-changing writing crew.