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Arsenal fans angry over wasted times on Martinelli's disallowed goal

Sat 09 April 2022 | 18:07

The Gunners felt they had equalized against Brighton, but VAR ruled it off for offside.

On Saturday,

Gabriel Martinelli

felt he had equalized for

Arsenal

against

Brighton

in a critical

Premier League

match. However, VAR stepped in to upset the Gunners, but the decision took a long time to come.

Four minutes had passed since the tape had been reviewed, and the referees had finally decided that the goal would not be upheld. Leandro Trossard's goal gave Brighton the lead over Arsenal in the first half.

Just before halftime, Martinelli appeared to have equalized for the home side, but the striker was level with the goalkeeper, and his celebration was stopped short when the goal had to be reviewed by VAR. The officials took nearly four minutes to decide that the goal should not stand, generating an uproar among Arsenal supporters. For

Mikel Arteta

's squad, the match at the

Emirates Stadium

is essential.

As the game approached, they were fifth in the table, trailing Tottenham in the race for fourth place on goal difference. In the second half, Enock Mwepu made it 2-0 against Brighton, doubling the home team's agony. In the last minutes, Martin Odegaard pulled a goal back for Arsenal, but it was not enough for Arteta's side to salvage a good result from the match.


source: SportMob

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