On 4th November, the Gunners traveled to St. James’ Park to maintain their phenomenal home form from the start of the season. Arsenal has not suffered a loss in Premier League play this year. Seven of their last ten encounters have been victories, while three have been ties.
New recordings indicate that officials disregarded Gabriel’s request to scrap off Newcastle’s game-winning goal, which Anthony Gordon scored.
Newcastle’s goal was deemed legitimate by the VAR despite several factors. Including the ball having exited play, a potential offside, and Joelinton potentially colliding with Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes.
The former Everton forward scored a dubious goal at St. James’s Park earlier this month against Arsenal. The time between the ball hitting the back of the net and the goal being awarded was nearly five minutes after a VAR review.
The Independent Key Match Incidents Panel for the Premier League also determined that the referee and VAR made an error in missing two red cards in the game. However, letting the goal stand was the correct call.
In a statement issued the next day, Arsenal expressed its support for Arteta and made even more negative remarks regarding the referee.
ESPN observed the panel’s determination that “even though Joelinton has his hands on Gabriel, there isn’t enough to award a foul as Gabriel had made an action to play the ball before any contact.”
Additionally, the panel determined that all three factual offenses did not have sufficient evidence to overturn the goal.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, was indignant that referee Stuart Attwell allowed Anthony Gordon to score the game-winning goal despite three VAR checks. Contrary to the referee’s opinion, the Arsenal boss insisted the goal wouldn’t count.
Andy Madley, the video assistant referee, could not discern any concrete indications of a foul in any of the three assessments.
Jorginho, an Italian midfielder, was the initial Arsenal player to address the VAR controversy publicly. He expressed disappointment following their narrow loss over the Magpies.
VAR In Wolves vs Newcastle Game
In awarding Hwang Hee-chan a penalty for allegedly impeding Fabian Schar, referee Anthony Taylor made a “scandalous” error. This is given that Schar appeared to make contact with the ground while kicking it on his way to the ground.
O’Neil has been an outspoken critic of referees and VAR this season, citing several significant decisions against his team. This included a penalty that Sheffield United incorrectly awarded in their last-second victory over Wolves. Then, one that was not granted to Wolves at Manchester United.
Howard Webb, the director of PGMOL, has requested that VAR officials interrogate on-field referees more frequently after Newcastle’s contested penalty against Wolves. Howard Webb believes that VAR should have been implemented.
Webb called out VAR officials to look at on-field moments and intervene where they think something is wrong with the decision. The game ended as a draw between Wolves and Newcastle.
Webb stated on Match Officials Mic’d Up, a Premier League Productions program that examines recent VAR decisions, that an error had been made. Furthermore, he said that video officials are now instructed to request additional information from on-field judges with whom they disagree.
Webb, the chief judging officer for PGMOL, has instructed VAR to inquire with the on-field official regarding their observations and, should they disagree, request a monitor review.