Arsenal were denied what looked like no fewer than four penalties when they played Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, but despite that, still managed to come away with all the points thanks to a last-minute screamer from Reiss Nelson.
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Bournemouth took an early lead with a goal from Billing just nine seconds into the game and added to their lead with a header from Senesi early in the second half.
However, Arsenal responded with a goal from close range from Partey, a volley from White, and a stunning left-footed half-volley from substitute Nelson in stoppage time to secure a crucial victory.
The win re-established Arsenal’s five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table and kept their hopes of winning the title alive.
I’m well in my 40s and I don’t ever remember seeing a game where the home side had so many penalty calls all turned down, let alone four where VAR officials get another chance to correct any mistakes.
I did see a player kick the ball in a normal way, once, and the ref give a penalty for handball, so, like they say, these things even out.
Of course, they don’t.
Should Arsenal fail to win the league that they have sat on top of for 23 of 26 gameweeks, it will be solely down to VAR and nothing else.
Still, at least we can stick all those apologies in the trophy cabinet.
After the game, I waited to find out what Mikel Arteta had to say about all the VAR calls that had, inexplicably, all went against Arsenal.
And I waited.
But during his post-match press conference, nobody asked. No journalist thought it worth probing or pursuing.
Apparently the issue is ‘incredibly boring’:
Because it’s incredibly boring to keep going on about refereeing decisions and they just won the game 3-2 in the 97th minute
— Sam Dean (@SamJDean) March 5, 2023
It is not, however, ‘incredibly boring’ to ask opposing managers about Arsenal’s celebrations:
It's 'boring' to ask about multiple VAR failures but not boring to ask about celebrations. https://t.co/2kl5XHVOXm
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) March 5, 2023
In addition to all the penalty calls we all know about, there was also another incident missed by the officials and VAR which should have led to yet ANOTHER penalty and a sending off.
During a corner, Neto takes a swing at Ben White for no reason and with the ball nowhere in the picture.
It absolutely should have been a red card and a penalty.
Neto swings a punch at White during a corner. The ball is nowhere near, so it can’t be argued that he’s aiming for the ball. This is violent conduct – a red card offence – and a penalty. pic.twitter.com/6Lx63ydyBm
— GoonerTalk (@GoonerTaIk) March 4, 2023