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"I Shouted" : Lokonga Reveals What Referee Told Him During Arsenal Friendly Against Chelsea

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.

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