David Seaman laughs off Jamie Carragher’s criticism of Arsenal’s celebrations after their 3-1 win against Liverpool… claiming the Gunners had every right to celebrate ‘massive win’
David Seaman laughed off Jamie Carragher’s criticism of Arsenal’s celebrations after their 3-1 win against title rivals Liverpool, claiming the Sky Sport pundits’ comments made him ‘giggle’.
The former Gunners goalkeeper added that the side were entitled to celebrate the ‘massive result’ after Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard all scored to help Arsenal move within two points of Jurgen Klopp’s side at the top of the table Premier League to go.
It was the Gunners’ third win on the bounce and they went on to celebrate the triumph at full-time. Martin Odegaard was seen borrowing a camera from club photographer Stuart MacFarlane on Sky Sports’ coverage before the Arsenal midfielder took several pictures of the cameraman and fans at the Emirates.
His celebrations infuriated Carragher, who said during live coverage of the match: ‘Just go down the tunnel. You won a game, three points, you were brilliant. Back in the title race, get into the tunnel. I’m serious, honest.’
Several other members of the football world hit back at Carragher’s comments, including Ian Wright and Jan Aage Fjortoft, with Seaman now claiming the outburst made him laugh.
David Seaman has laughed off Jamie Carragher’s criticism of Arsenal’s celebrations after their 3-1 win against Liverpool
Martin Odegaard celebrated the victory on Sunday by borrowing a photographer’s camera and taking several pictures of the cameraman with home fans
Carragher fumed during Arsenal captain’s celebrations, saying: ‘Just go down the tunnel’
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Talk about the Seaman Says podcast, the former goalkeeper said: ‘I had a bit of a smile last night when I listened to Jamie Carragher go check on Odegaard and the photographer. I’m like, “Oh, did you just lose did you Jamie?!
“I was like, ‘Oh my god, so you’ve never celebrated?!’, and Stuart (MacFarlane), the photographer, has been there since I’ve been there. He’s been there since day one and everyone loves Stuart. He is so passionate about Arsenal.
“He knows everything about Arsenal, loves everything about Arsenal and I like that. I like that little interaction because Stuart wanted his part with all the fans behind and all the fans stayed behind.
“It was a good day for Arsenal, a very good day. I can’t try to celebrate Mikel Arteta or the boys how they did because it was a massive result for Arsenal.’
After the game, Carragher continued to rant about the incident on social media, clashing with Fjortoft on X (formerly Twitter), after posting a video of the Norway midfielder posing for the camera. He captioned the video: ‘By all means enjoy it, but enjoy it by being disciplined!’
Meanwhile, Fjortoft did not see the funny side of Carragher’s rant and wrote in reply: ‘Come on @Carra23. Let Martin show his passion! Also on the field. Let him have this moment with his mates at Arsenal like @Stuart_PhotoAFC.’
Wright was also furious at the reaction to the Gunners’ celebrations, writing on X: ‘You can take the p**s if it doesn’t happen like you usually do. Leave us alone.’
Jan Aage Fjortoft hit back at Carragher’s tweet writing ‘football could do with more people expressing their love for the game’
But the former Liverpool defender hit back at the former Sheffield United striker, claiming ‘It’s a joke about a Neil Warnock quote, FFS!’
The captain celebrated with a club photographer but Carragher was not amused by Arsenal’s jubilant response
The celebrations continued into the dressing room, with Arsenal now two points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
Even Odegaard has now issued a response to Carragher’s jibes. When asked if it was possible the Gunners over-celebrated the win, the Norwegian said: ‘No, I think everyone who loves football, who understands football, they know how much it means to win this game.
‘And if you’re not allowed to celebrate when you win a game, when are you allowed to celebrate? We are happy with the victory and we will remain humble.
Arsenal have now won all three of their last Premier League games with Mikel Arteta’s side reversing course after a dip in form which saw them lose to West Ham and Fulham in the league, before being knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool is.
Seaman, who won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups with Arsenal, echoed the midfielder’s comments and re-emphasised the gravity of the victory, before the celebrations led from the team’s relief to secure victory.
‘Liverpool weren’t in it but don’t take anything away from Arsenal because the way they started the game was brilliant.
Seaman added that Arsenal had every right to celebrate the ‘massive result’ on Sunday
Piers Morgan also hit out at Carragher’s comments with Arsenal fan claiming ‘we beat you’
Arsenal manager Arteta was overcome with emotion after the final whistle on Sunday
‘I loved the passion. Much has been said about Mikel Arteta and the way we celebrated. I loved it.
‘It’s a bit on the edge, if I’m honest. You know how I am: calm down, accept it! (laughs) – but that’s because of what was on the game.
“Arsenal lose that game and we’re out of the title race. We are eight points behind Liverpool and Manchester City have two games in hand so that would have been devastating.
‘I think that celebration came from the pressure of knowing what could happen if we were beaten. The relief, that’s what it is.’