Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: Unai Emery can’t wait for introduction of VAR following controversial Harry Kane p

Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: Unai Emery can’t wait for introduction of VAR following controversial Harry Kane p

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he looks forward the introduction of VAR in the Premier League next season after the Gunners conceded a controversial penalty in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham. Harry Kane cancelled out Aaron Ramsey’s opener from the penalty spot, but he was clearly offside before being brought down by Shkodran Mustafi. In…


Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he looks forward the introduction of VAR in the Premier League next season after the Gunners conceded a controversial penalty in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

Harry Kane cancelled out Aaron Ramsey’s opener from the penalty spot, but he was clearly offside before being brought down by Shkodran Mustafi.

In what became a tale of two penalties, luck completely deserted the Gunners when Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s injury-time spot-kick was saved by Hugo Lloris.

And while Emery refused to criticise the match officials, he believes the Kane incident clearly demonstrates why VAR’s introduction can’t come soon enough.

Kane equalised from the spot

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Kane equalised from the spot

“For the referee, it’s very difficult,” he told talkSPORT.

“I think it’s positive that VAR is coming in next year because it can help the referees make less mistakes.

“Yes [it was offside]. You watch it better than me! I know it’s difficult for the referee but today his performance was good. They were doing very good work with personality.”

Arsenal were seemingly comfortable for large periods of the match, as Emery favoured a compact system and started with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Aubameyang on the bench.

It almost proved a masterstroke, and the Frenchman was pleased with his team’s performance, if not the result.

“A lot of things can happen in 90 minutes, you don’t miss one minute thinking it’s not important,” he added.

Lloris guessed corectly to save from Aubameyang

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Lloris guessed corectly to save from Aubameyang

“We are not happy with the result but we are proud of our performance and our work.”

The Gunners missed the opportunity to get to within one point of third-place Spurs, and were later overtaken by Manchester United in the race for the top four.

Chelsea can climb above both Arsenal and United if they win both of their games in hand, starting with Fulham away on Sunday.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he looks forward the introduction of VAR in the Premier League next season after the Gunners conceded a controversial penalty in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

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