Arsenal escaped an ‘absolute VAR error’ in their 2- victory over Wolves which has extended their lead at the top of the Leading League.
Pursuing Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Brentford previously on Saturday, Mikel Arteta’s facet grabbed the possibility to go 5 details clear of the Premier League champions.
Martin Odegaard’s next-half double sealed Arsenal’s win against Wolves at Molineaux but the Gunners were being fortunate not to have William Saliba sent off just after just 8 minutes as he brought down Goncalo Guedes within the penalty place.
Saliba’s obvious foul went unpunished, even though Wolves’ interim boss Steve Davis said just after the activity: ‘The determination in the initial half should’ve absent for us.
‘He’s onside and it was a foul and he was the very last person so it was a goalscoring chance and probably a purple card. We really feel tricky done by since people times are definitely important to us at the second.
‘It modifications the mentality even a lot more, defending a target that you should’ve had. VAR, not confident whether they use it – no level in obtaining it if you’re not going to use it. They have to choose if they want VAR and if they do they have to have to use it.’
Talking about the incident, previous Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told Sky Sports: ‘For me that is a foul, as straightforward as it is.
‘Saliba is late, you can see that Guedes gets the ball right before him and he’s late. It is a foul and it is a penalty.’
Former Arsenal, Chelsea and England Women’s midfielder Karen Carney additional: ‘Yeah, fully concur.
‘You see it plainly, he will come by means of and will make call, it’s an complete mistake from the VAR crew to step in, that should’ve been a penalty.’