Arsenal drew 1-1 in the home game against Brentford in the 23rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 12th (hereinafter Korean time). In the 21st minute of the second half, substitute Leandro Trossar scored the first goal, but 8 minutes later Ivan Toni equalized.
Arsenal failed to reap three points in two consecutive games following a 0-1 loss against Everton on the 4th. It maintains the lead with 51 points, but if second place Man City (45 points) beats Aston Villa on the 13th, the difference between the two teams will be reduced to 3 points.
There is a lot of talk about Tony’s equalizer. Arsenal are claiming two offside incidents in set-piece situations.
The first controversy was when Ethan Pinnock, standing in an offside position, intentionally blocked Gabriel Magalyangs and allowed Tony to shoot. In addition, Christian Norgar, who assisted Tony’s header equalizer, is also claiming offside. However, the referee declared a goal after VAR (video review).
Arsenal fans said on social media that ‘Arsenal must appeal the referee’s decision and request a replay’, ‘the former referee as well as the commentator were offside. They are pouring out anger such as ‘Arsenal has stolen points again’ and ‘The referees are against us’.
Manager Mikel Arteta also plans to file a formal objection. He complained, “Looking back at the goal situation, it was offside. The referees did not explain why the goal declaration was not overturned. We will present our opinion to the Premier League.” 안전놀이터