Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones has accused Arsenal and Mikel Arteta of ‘stealing’ their celebrations after the Gunners celebrated wildly for beating Liverpool.
Arsenal beat Liverpool 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium last Sunday to move two points behind the Reds at the top of the Premier League table.
Arsenal players celebrated wildly after their victory, and Mikel Arteta ran around his technical area after their goal. The Gunners boss was seen jumping up and down near the touchline, and also he even performed his own rendition of Jurgen Klopp’s fist-pump celebration after the game.
Liverpool star Curtis Jones has accused Arsenal of “copying” their celebrations and warned them there is a long way to go in the Premier League title race.
Speaking to the BBC, Jones said: “The gaffer, the way he fist pumps the crowd, that’s kind of our thing. If they want to be stealing our stuff, it shows we’re on the right path if they’re copying us. They can have their moment and stuff, but there’s a long way to go.”
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard attracted attention by engaging with a cameraman after the game, a gesture that drew criticism from Jamie Carragher. Carragher expressed the view that Odegaard should have promptly celebrated and proceeded directly to the dressing room without engaging in such actions.
Liverpool will face Burnley on Saturday, while Arsenal will play against West Ham on Sunday.