Former ​Liverpool defender John Arne Riise had a hilarious message for Premier League referee Mike Dean after he once again found himself at the centre of attention when he awarded a dubious penalty in a match between ​West Brom and Arsenal on Sunday. 

The incident happened when former ​Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs flicked the ball onto Callum Chambers' arm from close range, with the former Gooner not even bothering to appeal for a spot kick. 

However, an eagle-eyed Dean awarded the penalty and Jay Rodriguez made no mistake from 12 yards out, levelling the scoreline after Alexis Sánchez saw a deflected free-kick hit the back of the net just five minutes earlier.

In a far from genuine manner, Riise praised Dean for not appearing "arrogant" during matches, whilst also saying the 49-year-old is very good a communicating with the players out on the pitch.

However, the Norweigan's attempt at sincerity wasn't fooling anyone...


Arsenal will be looking to bounce back after a string of disappointing results has seen them pick up just 10 points out of a possible 21.

However, that will be easier said than done for Arsène Wenger's side with the Gunners now preparing for a midweek game against Chelsea. 

The Blues, who currently sit second in the ​Premier League table, won't be short on confidence on Thursday after securing an outstanding 5-0 victory over ​Stoke City.