Video: VAR refuses to overturn Arsenal penalty decision against Man City

Arsenal can feel hard done-by after they were denied a penalty kick early into their clash with Manchester City at the Emirates.

The Gunners have been more-than equal to their rivals so far this afternoon, and you can make up your own mind on whether or not we should have a penalty by watching the incident below.

Pictures courtesy of Canal+

I don’t think the goalkeeper gets any contact on the ball which means it’s a penalty, but I also understand that it could be interpreted either way depending on the angle, and that VAR wouldn’t overturn the referee’s decision either way whether he decided penalty or not…

Do you believe Ederson makes contact with the ball or just Odegaard?

Patrick

Tags Man City Martin Odegaard VAR

18 Comments

  1. Sean says:

    He has went through Ødes left foot to get the ball, its the direction of the ball and the angle where it seems he gets a part the ball, maybe a stud. He doesn’t clearly get the ball.and that should of been a penalty as he has denied an opportunity for Martin to whip it across the line or go for goal.

    1. Wolfgang says:

      Say whar u like but everytime Arsenal play a top tean,its 11 vs 11+3 mo.
      Our Jap defender was stamped with blood streaming from stud marks on his face.
      Yet var did not call the ref .
      Why the double std?It has been going on for years.
      It will be a miracle if Arsenal can win the epl

  2. guy says:

    Unlucky. If the ref had given it, VAR wouldnt have overturned it. No home team bias here…

    1. MJ says:

      The is to blame for Arsenal’s loss today, I think he is a City fan.

  3. Coach Mou says:

    It was a fixed match as you can see the Referee based on One side… Wonder shall never ends,poor refing.
    Shame on him.

  4. zack says:

    its not the first time the VAR Aussie Gillett have done one on us – appears to be a pattern

  5. Redmond says:

    How could that not had been a fixed match where a ref changed the gamę dynamics 180 degs purely on his whim? It looks corrupt. PIGMOL or whatever refs secretive body is called nów does not answer to no one and doesnt disclose any real data or statistics is a breeding gfound for orruption obviously.

  6. Pam says:

    Bias ref. pure city fan ofcourse!

  7. Y3mmxiii says:

    100% penalty. Match officials had an agenda against Arsenal.

    1. Wolfgang says:

      Agree 100% with Redmond.This sort of thing has been around since Veiras time.
      Reyes was kicked and no action taken against the Neville bros.
      I am afraid the football script has been taken over by the mo.Now its the mo who decide the outcome of matches.
      Its Arsenal vs 11 plus ref and linesmen.
      The latter can give os when Arsenal score.As for var,many fans doubt whether they are impartial

  8. John says:

    It’s already a foul to the goalkeeper……Arsenal’s game had to end with a win to the citizens

  9. Reggie says:

    It wasn’t a clear and obvious penalty, so it wasn’t given.

  10. Buai gare nyateny says:

    For me that was a penalty I don’t understand why ref refused to give that penalty. Anyway God know why ref are against us always

    1. Ben T says:

      Arsenal was hard done by the referee. The VAR official must be blind. No matter how many times one would look at it, the conclusion is, a penalty. Amazingly, the referee did not even go and take a second look at Odargard’s penalty claim on the replay screen. But he overturned his own initial decision on Manchester City’s penalty by viewing the replay. If the referee did make a mess on Odagard’s penalty decision, which he had more than ample time to do so during half time. Then he should jolly well even things up on City’s penalty decision. It is time the EPL should review their officiating procedure. This is a question about integrity

  11. Ben T says:

    Arsenal was hard done by the referee. The VAR official must be blind. No matter how many times one would look at it, the conclusion is, a penalty. Amazingly, the referee did not even go and take a second look at Odargard’s penalty claim on the replay screen. But he overturned his own initial on Manchester City’s penalty decision by viewing the replay. . If the referee did make a mess on Odagard’s penalty decision which he had more than ample time to do so during half time. Then he should jolly well even things up on City’s penalty decision.It is time the EPL should review their officiating procedure. This is a question about integrity

  12. Ben T says:

    Arsenal was hard done by the referee. The VAR official must be blind. No matter how many times one would look at it, the conclusion is, a penalty. Amazingly, the referee did not even go and take a second look at Odargard’s penalty claim on the replay screen. But he overturned his own initial decision on Manchester City’s penalty after viewing it. If the referee did make a mess on Odagard’s penalty decision, which he had more than ample time to do so during half time. Then he should jolly well even things up on City’s penalty decision. It is time the EPL should review their officiating procedure. This is a question about integrity

    1. Ben T says:

      Arsenal was hard done by the referee. The VAR official must be blind. No matter how many times one would look at it, the conclusion is, a penalty. Amazingly, the referee did not even go and take a second look at Odargard’s penalty claim on the replay screen. Yet, he overturned his own initial decision on Manchester City’s penalty after viewing it. If the referee did make a mess on Odagard’s penalty decision, which he had more than ample time to do so during half time. Then he should jolly well even things up on City’s penalty decision. It is time the EPL should review their officiating procedure. This is a question about integrity

      1. Grandad says:

        The keeper did not make contact with the ball but to me it was not a penalty because Odegaard did not have control of the ball which was going out of play.I am not conversant with the rules but that is my honest interpretation.In the same way Silva would not have been awarded a pen had Xhaka not tugged his jersey.

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