The appointment of Mike Dean as the referee for the Arsenal-Middlesbrough tie has been met with a lot of scepticism from the Arsenal fans with many fearing the worst, which at the moment would be the end of their five match winning streak in the Premier League.
The referee certainly has a bad history with Arsenal with the Gunners not having won in the last 5 matches under him. and an overall win % of 27 in the last 10 years
Mike Dean’s penchant for awarding penalties and making controversial decisions, and it’s easy to see why the Gooners are very uneasy about the Englishman refereeing the tie.
Check out the best reactions from Twitter below:
Mike Dean is the referee in the Arsenal Vs Middlesbrough game tomorrow.
Him being with in 10 Kms near Arsenal makes me feel uncomfortable.
— Mohamed ELNneny (@ELNnenyM) October 21, 2016
Stuani last min offside tap-in winner while Mike Dean slaps up his missus for not giving him porridge in the morning. Not over exaggerating https://t.co/empmDmA9uN
— Abdul (@Flaminiesta) October 20, 2016
Mike Dean is the ref… we've lost already.. https://t.co/PRZI3sfn14
— Yeswell (@JordanCresswel1) October 20, 2016
Our next match is will officiated by Mike Dean. Its been a good run guys, just don’t get to angry after the match👍
— Arsenal Editor (@Arsenal_Editor) October 21, 2016
Somewhere right now, Mike Dean is rehearsing his performance tomorrow, desperate not to be outshone by Ozil, Theo, Sanchez et al.
— Mohammed Amali (@MoAmali) October 21, 2016
@Arsenal RIP in pieces winning streak. Can't wait to see a questionable penalty and an offside goal for Middlesbrough.
— Ben (@Ben_The_Gooner) October 20, 2016
@Arsenal haha great banter lads now who's the proper ref?
— Harry (@OzilSupply) October 20, 2016
— #ArseneWho? (@TheArsenalRDU) October 20, 2016
@Arsenal Ffs who's the real ref
— Sartej (@sartejtucker) October 20, 2016