Arsenal escape ‘absolute VAR error’ in Wolves win as William Saliba avoids potential early pink card


Arsenal escaped an ‘absolute VAR error’ of their 2-0 victory over Wolves which has prolonged their lead on the high of the Premier League.

Following Manchester Metropolis’s 2-1 defeat to Brentford earlier on Saturday, Mikel Arteta’s facet grabbed the prospect to go 5 factors away from the Premier League champions.

Martin Odegaard’s second-half double sealed Arsenal’s win towards Wolves at Molineaux however the Gunners had been lucky to not have William Saliba despatched off after simply eight minutes as he introduced down Goncalo Guedes contained in the penalty space.

Saliba’s obvious foul went unpunished, whereas Wolves’ interim boss Steve Davis mentioned after the sport: ‘The choice within the first half ought to’ve gone for us.

‘He’s onside and it was a foul and he was the final man so it was a goalscoring alternative and probably a pink card. We really feel arduous achieved by as a result of these moments are actually necessary to us in the meanwhile.

‘It adjustments the mentality much more, defending a objective that it is best to’ve had. VAR, unsure whether or not they use it – no level in having it in the event you’re not going to make use of it. They should determine if they need VAR and in the event that they do they should use it.’

Talking concerning the incident, former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink instructed Sky Sports activities: ‘For me that’s a foul, so simple as it’s.

‘Saliba is late, you’ll be able to see that Guedes will get the ball earlier than him and he’s late. It’s a foul and it’s a penalty.’

Former Arsenal, Chelsea and England Girls’s midfielder Karen Carney added: ‘Yeah, fully agree.

‘You see it clearly, he comes via and makes contact, it’s an absolute error from the VAR workforce to step in, that ought to’ve been a penalty.’



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