This is how VAR and refereeing errors are denting Arsenal’s EPL title hunt

February 13, 2023

Arsenal fans will feel cheated come May if they fail to win the English Premier League title after 19 years of waiting.

This is after it has been discovered that VAR and referee errors have cost the Gunners crucial points this season.

The Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) itself acknowledged how there was a massive error in Arsenal’s last game against Brentford.

The Gunners went ahead after new signing Leandro Trossard tapped in Bukayo Saka’s cross after The Bees proved too strong to break down.

Arsenal’s lead however didn’t last long as English striker Ivan Toney headed home after a mess in the box following Arsenal’s failure to clear a set piece.

There were calls for offside and the matter did go to VAR but the technology cleared the goal and it stood.

New evidence now shows that the goal shouldn’t have stood due to two cases of offside.

However, former ref Lee Mason who was manning the VAR ‘forgot’ to draw the lines which eventually proved costly to Mikel Arteta’s side.

Had the lines been drawn, the goal woulmdt be counted and maybe Arsenal could have won the game with the maximum 3 points.

PGMOL has now issued a statement as there was another VAR blunder in Brighton and Hove Albion‘s game which they drew 1-1 to Crystal Palace.

It has now been discovered according to SportBible that in all the games Arsenal have dripped points, the match officials have had a hand in it.

“For example, Gabriel Martinelli had a goal against Manchester United ruled out during the 3-1 defeat after VAR felt Martin Odegaard had fouled United man Christian Eriksen in the build-up.

However, the replays showed that the contact was minimal.

In the 0-0 draw against Newcastle United at the Emirates, Arsenal were denied what looked like a clear penalty after defender Gabriel’s shirt was pulled by Magpies centre-back Dan Burn. Again, VAR did not give the penalty.

During last week’s 1-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park, Arsenal were again denied what looked like a stonewall penalty. With Gabriel on the end of a clumsy-looking tackle by Neal Maupay,” wrote SportBible.

Also in the 1-1 draw against Southampton, Arsenal were denied a penalty after Gabriel Jesus was brought down.

A penalty would have put the Gunners up by 2-0 but Southampton later equalized.

Arsenal will play Manchester City next on Wednesday 15th in what could be a big title decider.