During their 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday, Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus claims referee Robert Jones instructed him to get to the ground if he wanted to earn a penalty.
After the stalemate against St. Mary’s, the Arsenal lost points for only the second time this year.
Stuart Armstrong’s goal in the second half offset Granit Xhaka’s confident shot.
Due to a collision between Duje Caleta-Car and Jesus inside Southampton’s penalty area in the first half, Arsenal believed they should have been awarded a penalty.
“I prefer to discuss our performance rather than the choices made by the referee, although sometimes they may alter the outcome of the match.
“I immediately talked with him, and he stated.
If you fall earlier, maybe I may award a penalty, Jesus said, according to the official Arsenal website.