Some Arsenal fans are blaming VAR for the first Watford goal today and while strictly speaking Gerard Deulofeu had a foot in the penalty area when Leno passed the ball to Sokratis it is really getting desperate if this is what we are reduced to.
It has nothing to do with VAR or Deulofeu’s foot and everything to do with the shocking defending from Arsenal that cost us two points this afternoon.
To try and deflect from what actually occurred is to bury one’s head in the sand and I for one will not be jumping on the bandwagon.
— Lucas Timmons (@lucastimmons) September 15, 2019
Stupid from Arsenal to concede such a goal but Deufoleu was inside the box when Leno took the goal kick. Thought we had VAR?
— FG (@FunnyGooner) September 15, 2019
Everyone knows the VAR's rules. It only works against Arsenal…
— ArsenalArena (@ArsenalArena) September 15, 2019
So they don’t go to VAR if it’s a call against Arsenal? Neither goal should have happened, Deulofeu was inside the box when the goal kick was taken, No VAR, and the foul for the penalty was outside the box No VAR.
— Brandon (@bpalafox23) September 15, 2019
Arsenal was lucky to escape with a draw in a game they were winning 2-0 and you have to remember, that lead was against a team without a win this season, rock bottom of the standing and under new management.
Arsenal fans must be honest with themselves and acknowledge the awful state this team is in right now, we are talking multiple players, experienced players making catastrophic mistakes that are costing the team dearly and even if Arsenal get some VAR decisions go their way, if you think that is the difference between Arsenal being a genuine top-four contender and one that is not then you are only kidding yourselves.
We will not be able to hope that VAR gets Arsenal out of trouble because it won’t, the only thing that will is highly paid professional footballers doing their damn job right.