VAR mistakes: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta not satisfied with PGMOL apology

Mikel Arteta will “only be happy” if his Arsenal side are specified two factors again for the VAR error that permitted Brentford’s equaliser to stand in Saturday’s Premier League match.

VAR operator Lee Mason did not draw the pointers to check out for offside on Ivan Toney’s equaliser.

“It wasn’t human mistake, it was not being familiar with your career,” said Arteta.

“Which is not appropriate, I’m sorry.

“It charge Arsenal two points that are not heading to be restored so we are going to have to obtain these two points somewhere else in the league.”

PGMOL main refereeing officer Howard Webb has contacted Arsenal to “accept and explain the sizeable mistake” that transpired.

Former Premier League referee Webb, who took over the purpose at the conclude of very last 12 months, also apologised to Brighton following they had a goal disallowed for offside versus Crystal Palace on Saturday simply because the VAR rules have been wrongly drawn.

As a consequence of the 1-1 draw, Gunners manager Arteta noticed his side’s direct at the top of the Premier League slash to three factors when second-put Manchester City beat Aston Villa on Sunday.

Arsenal host City in a top-of-the-table conference at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

“We finished the game – immediately after analysing all the proof we experienced with the photos – with a massive anger and disappointment,” stated Arteta.

“We recognize the apology and the explanations [from PGMOL] – they ended up really open up. We acquired a large amount of sympathy from our colleagues in football.

“I will only be satisfied if they give me the two factors back again, which will not be the scenario.

“They had been honest, open up and real apologies and clarification which is truly fantastic but it would not change the simple fact we have two fewer factors than we should have in the table.”

Brentford striker Toney’s 74th-minute goal was the matter of a VAR examine by Mason adhering to Ethan Pinnock’s problem on Gabriel.

That incident was cleared but there was a suggestion Christian Norgaard was offside in the goal’s construct-up.

On the other hand, Mason did not use the system’s lines that would have revealed whether or not the Brentford man was offside.

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