VAR was a talking point once again as Arsenal welcomed Everton to the Emirates Stadium on Friday evening.
Arsenal thought they had a golden opportunity to break the deadlock when they were given a penalty five minutes into the second half.
Dani Ceballos went down inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot.
However, the spot-kick was ruled out by VAR when it was adjudged that there was an offside in the build-up.
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The. Game. Is. Gone. That is another ridiculous VAR decision.
It can be argued that Arsenal should not have been given a penalty in the first place.
The contact was minimal – there may not have been any at all – but that didn’t stop Ceballos throwing himself to the ground.
But, regardless of Ceballos’ actions, the fact that the penalty was wiped out due to Pepe being being offside by a millimeter is shambolic.
That decision would prove to come back to haunt Arsenal as they fell to a 1-0 defeat.
The only goal came after a howler from Bernd Leno.
The German goalkeeper should easily have gathered Richarlison’s cross but the ball hit his heel and trickled into the net.
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Arsenal remain in ninth in the Premier League table and could fall into the bottom half by the end of the weekend.
What a dismal campaign it has been for Mikel Arteta’s side.