‘It was a sympathy vote’: Fans claim Arsenal were awarded a penalty against Man City to make up for VAR’s high-profile error that cost them two points against Brentford last weekend… and even Piers Morgan didn’t think Ederson fouled Nketiah!
- Manchester City beat Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Wednesday
- Fans have an elaborate theory as to why Arsenal were awarded a penalty
- They have referenced the VAR decision in Arsenal’s game with Brentford
Football fans have taken to social media to say Arsenal were awarded a controversial penalty against Manchester City to make up for the VAR decision that went against them in their Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday.
Arsenal were awarded a penalty by Anthony Joshua in their 3-1 defeat to City after Ederson bundled into Eddie Nketiah. However, the jury remains out on whether it should have been awarded or not.
Fans have taken to social media to jokingly say that Joshua awarded Arsenal the penalty to make up for Lee Mason’s decision during their game against Brentford last week.
Mikel Arteta accused VAR Mason of ‘not understanding’ his job after he allowed Ivan Toney’s 74th-minute equaliser to stand on Saturday despite the fact there was a clear offside in the build-up. As a result, the Bees drew 1-1 and denied Arsenal of two points crucial points.
Therefore, fans have taken to social media to joke that Joshua went out of his way to repay Arsenal by awarding a penalty against Manchester City in their top of the table clash on Wednesday.
Football fans have taken to social media to say Arsenal were awarded a controversial penalty against Manchester City to make up for the VAR decision that went against them last week
Arsenal were awarded a penalty by Anthony Joshua in their 3-1 defeat to City after Ederson bundled into Eddie Nketiah. But, the jury remains out on whether it should have been awarded
Bukayo Saka scored from the penalty spot but it wasn’t enough to stop them from losing 3-1
Joshua pointed to the penalty spot after Ederson dashed off his goal line to close down Nketiah shooting angle. However, he ended up clattering into the 23-year-old instead.
One fan took to Twitter to say: ‘Arsenal were robbed over the weekend, so they’ve been gifted the equaliser here tonight’.
Another added: : ‘There’s Arsenal’s reward paid back after that dodgy VAR from the weekend. So corrupt.’
One football fan wrote: ”They felt sorry for Arsenal after the weekend. LOL this is what the refs in England are doing now.’
While another said: ‘Dodgy decision at the weekend went against Arsenal so now they’re getting a soft penalty? P*** off.’
Even Piers Morgan said he couldn’t see a foul. He took to Twitter to say:
Meanwhile, one fan questioned whether Arsenal fans will ‘stop crying about PMGOL and refs now?’.
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Arsenal’s penalty in yesterday’s game was a sympathy vote between VAR officials after the gunners complaining alot in the previous game. Nonetheless they lost’.
Fans have taken to social media to jokingly say that Joshua awarded Arsenal the penalty to make up for Lee Mason’s decision to let Ivan Toney’s goal stand last week
Others took to the social media platform to say: ‘Arsenal get done dirty by VAR at the weekend and surprise surprise get a penalty that’s never been a penalty given their way in the next game All in the playbook ain’t it’.
One user wrote: ‘That’s NOT a penalty. Is this some way of making up for the VAR mistake that cost Arsenal in their previous game? Horrible, horrible officiating.’
Before a football finished by saying: ‘That was never a penalty hopefully arsenal fans include this horrible decision in their next ref fail comps. Ederson came out – as is his right, didn’t lunge at Nketiah, and only made contact *after* Nketiah hit the shot.’
Arsenal went on to lose the game 3-1, meaning Manchester City have now overtaken to Gunners on goal difference to sit top of the Premier League table.