LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Match Referee, Chris Kavanagh checks a VAR decision on screen ahead of showing Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal (not pictured) a red card during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on July 07, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Minus 7 – Arsenal suffer most at hands of VAR overturns in Premier League

You aren't imagining it if you think Arsenal are getting the worst of VAR, with ESPN totalling decisions to find Arsenal clear at the bottom of the table.
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Referee Martin Atkinson is seen prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Unbelievable ref selected for Arsenal’s game at Tottenham

While this season has been pretty painful, we have at least been able to relax knowing Martin Atkinson hasn't been involved, in any capacity,...
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Referee Martin Atkinson awards a freekick to Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

21 Premier League referees, why do Arsenal always get Martin Atkinson?

Martin Atkinson's performance during Arsenal's match at Brighton on Saturday was one of the worst we've seen and while we can say blaming the referee for a defeat is refusing to accept how poor Arsenal are, Arsenal and the referee can both be sh*t at the same time.
Match Referee Jonathan Moss gestures during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal PGMOL referee selection machine breaks down for Manchester City game

Against Manchester City on Wednesday, Arsenal will get a set of match officials that does not involve Martin Atkinson, Mike Dean, nor Chris Kavanagh in what almost feels like a minor miracle.
Match Referee Stuart Attwell shows a yellow card to Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League referees will finally use pitchside monitors properly from next season

Premier League referees will finally use pitchside monitors properly from next season to rule on offside calls as well as red cards.
The Big screen shows the VAR check for a possible offside during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at Etihad Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Daily Mail claim clubs NOT PGMOL at fault for VAR farce

The Daily Mail today reported that PGMOL are not responsible for the fact that referees do not use pitchside monitors because that was the decision of Premier League clubs in at least four meetings.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sacked referee to return despite being sacked for mocking disabled person

Bobby Madley is set for a return to refereeing in England, despite being sacked by PGMOL for mocking a disabled person.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The curious case of Bobby Madley, PGMOL and their disregard for discrimination

Bobby Madley quit as a referee last summer in a move that was said to have sent 'shocks' through PGMOL, the overlords of officialdom, but the former official has broken his silence about what happened and it raises even more questions about PGMOL and what they get up to out of sight.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal reacts to having his team's third goal disallowed following a VAR check during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Premier League told to soften VAR offside use but won’t

The Premier League has no intention of changing how it uses VAR to adjudicate marginal offsides despite a reminder from the International Football Association Board that VAR is supposed to be used for 'clear and obvious errors'.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (2R) is shown a yellow card by referee Craig Pawson during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 29, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)

Referee robs Mikel Arteta's Arsenal against Chelsea

Mikel Arteta was robbed of his first win as Arsenal head coach by a series of awful mistakes, led by the referee Craig Pawson.

Premier League refs WILL use VAR more from this weekend

Premier League refs are set to use VAR more despite saying they wouldn't. On Thursday, it was claimed that the Premier League had told PGMOL...

Premier League tells referees to use VAR more, refs say no

The Premier League has reportedly told referees to use VAR more to put an end to the controversies we've already seen this season but the referees are happy with how things are going.

Newcastle manager fined by FA for speaking the truth

Rafa Benitez has been fined £60,000 for his comments about Andre Marriner before Newcastle’s game against Crystal Palace despite simply stating a fact.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Bobby Madley (C) gives Jose Fonte of Southampton a yellow card for a foul in the box during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on September 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Premier League referee quits

Premier League referee, Bobby Madley, has quit football to move to Norway with his partner.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger highlights ‘very, very bad decision’ after Newcastle defeat

Arsene Wenger has criticised the Premier League for failing to adopt VAR ahead of the new season after watching his side lose 2-1 at St James’ Park on Sunday.

Who pays referees?

Referees are under the spotlight yet again, so who governs them, and who actually pays their wages?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal gives instruction to his team during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger facing second FA charge

The Football Association on Thursday asked Arsene Wenger to clarify remarks about penalties given against his side made before and after Arsenal's Premier League game with Chelsea.

Sutton United v Arsenal ref next in line to quit England as PGMOL face...

Michael Oliver could be the next referee to leave England in search of a better payday after Mark Clattenburg announced his decision to move to Saudi Arabia.

Proof Chelsea man should have been sent off against Arsenal

The Chelsea game on Saturday was another typical example of a referee bottling a decision. You have to ask - why do they regularly fail...

Atkinson Arsenal horror show against Sunderland highlights desperate need for change

After a poor display from Martin Atkinson in Arsenal's win over Sunderland, our resident laws-of-the-game expert, got a little bit worked up...

Manchester United blow as bans handed out but FA should follow French lead

The FA need to take a leaf out of the UEFA and FFF's playbook regarding players' physical integrity and inflicting injuries, and they also need to upgrade the disciplinary process.

Referees’ governing body issue guidance after Manchester United offside goal

After Manchester United scored an offside goal against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup, PGMOL have issued clarification on the offside rule to try and...

Wenger shocked to see Liverpool win with new offside laws

Arsène Wenger has has his say on the new offside laws, after Liverpool had a goal wrongly allowed to clinch a 1-0 win against...

Five reasons Arsenal lose big games – and why it’s about to change

One win at Old Trafford since 2003 One win at Stamford Bridge since 2004 One win at Eastlands since whenever it was the oil money came...