Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly at the Emirates on Sunday, even though they were lucky to do so with the home side quite clearly robbed of a late equaliser.
Joe Willock took aim and his shot bounced off the cross bar and beyond the line, before bouncing back into play.
Arsenal’s player Sambi Lokonga confessed to the club’s official website that his appeals fell on deaf ears when the referee refused to give the goal, despite Joe Willock’s shot passing over the line in their friendly against the Blues.
“Yes, I shouted to the referee because for me the ball was inside, but he said to me he was not so sure so he didn’t give the goal,” Lokonga said.
Credit: Arsenal FC
Thankfully for Arsenal the incident did not come in a competitive match, but it does emphasize the importance of goal line technology.
Arsenal have played four pre-season games prior to Sunday's match against Chelsea, beating Millwall and Watford 4-1 while losing to Hibernian and drawing with Rangers.
Content created and supplied by: Sportcoliptus (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More