Arsenal star 'unprofessional' - Spurs legend

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Glenn Hoddle has criticised Wojciech Szczesny's failure to complain at Arsenal's second goal, which could have been disallowed.

Arsenal went down 3-0 at Goodison Park in a pivotal Premier League fixture, but should the second goal have stood?

As Romelu Lukaku fired in Everton's second goal at the end of the first half, Steven Naismith appeared to block the view of Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, while standing in an offside position.

While incidents as these can be frequent, precedent was set earlier in the season when Newcastle's Cheik Tiote had a goal disallowed against Manchester City when teammate Yoan Gouffran blocked the view of Joe Hart.

Yet after the ball hit the back of the net at Goodison yesterday from Lukaku's striker, SkySports pundit Glenn Hoddle argued that Szczesny's failure to even appeal the decision was 'unprofessional.'

Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp began the discussion, commenting: "It's amazing, the way he (Naismith) is interfering with play is unbelievable.

"Newcastle had one ruled out earlier in the season. Szczesny doesn't even get up to complain."

At this point former Tottenham player and boss Glenn Hoddle interjected: "That's unprofessional of him."

A harsh view on the Pole, whose confidence appears flimsy taking into account the number of recent goals he has conceded in away games, letting his head drop too easily.

Perhaps he just realised complaining would be futile? Is being professional arguing with the referee?

Szczesny still made seven saves as he attempted to keep the score down, ending up on the losing side for the second time in the last four games.

If the goal had been ruled out, no doubt Everton and Lukaku would have been angry with the decision, but looking at the camera angle above, it's hard to argue that Szczesny's view was not impeded by Naismith.

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