Craig Pawson will take charge of Arsenal’s game against Bournemouth on Saturday and he will be ‘assisted’ by Paul Tierney on VAR.
Craig Pawson took charge of five Arsenal matches last season with the Gunners winning four, including games against Tottenham and Manchester United.
Compared to most of the other officials in the Premier League, Pawson is certainly one of the better ones when it comes to Arsenal, but he has had his issues.
This season, Pawson has taken charge of Liverpool’s 3-1 win over City in the Community Shield and Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Everton.
Paul Tierney on VAR is more problematic.
He is the official who gave Spurs a penalty for Son flinging himself to the ground.
After the game, Mark Clattenburg said he would not have awarded what was a ‘defining’ spot kick.
Tierney was the ref who declined to give a penalty AGAINST Spurs for this foul:
Guess the ref pic.twitter.com/yYRCVn8pDz
— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) May 12, 2022
AFC Bournemouth vs Arsenal officials
- Referee: Craig Pawson.
- Assistants: Marc Perry, Scott Ledger.
- Fourth official: Graham Scott.
- VAR: Paul Tierney.
- Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.
Previous officials for Arsenal this season
Arsenal vs Leicester
- Referee: Darren England.
- Assistants: James Mainwaring, Wade Smith.
- Fourth official: Robert Jones.
- VAR: Mike Dean.
- Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
- Referee: Anthony Taylor.
- Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn.
- Fourth official: Peter Bankes.
- VAR: Darren England.
- Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.
Notable referee mention
Now that he is no longer on our screens, Mike Dean needs to find another way to make himself the centre of attention and that’s what he’s done this week by writing an article in the Daily Mail explaining how he was wrong not to advise Anthony Taylor to send Romero off when he hauled Cucurella by the hair.
In addition to the Chelsea match, Dean was VAR for Manchester City’s opener at West Ham.