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How Controversial VAR & Referee Decision Favoured Arsenal Against Aston Villa

The gunners fans smiled home tonight with a comfortable win over Aston Villa at Emirates stadium. The video assistant referee played a vital role in Arsenal win over their visitors.

Mikel Arteta has proven his competence in handling the Arsenal team after playing straight seven matches in all competitions without losing any match. The team is gradually taking the desired shape judging from their recent results.

The manger named a strong starting lineup, which produced the desired result against the stubborn Aston Villa team. Thomas Partey scored his first premier league goal for Arsenal while Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Emile Smith Rowe increased the goal to three before Jacob Ramsey scored Aston Villa only of the match.

Arsenal possessed the game from the beginning until 75 minutes when Aston Villa started mounting pressure on them. Their relentless efforts yielded a positive result by scoring a goal. The gunners did not give them another opportunity to score till the end of the match.

The Controversial VAR and Referee decision that favored Arsenal against Aston Villa saw the technology, giving a penalty to the home team even after the first half whistle was blown. Alexander Lacazette was fouled inside the 18 yard box by the away team defender.

The French International striker took advantage of a loose ball, but was seriously tackled by the defender without considering his position on the field of play. The center referee was called to the VAR screen to watch the replay of what happened, he quickly pointed at the spot for a penalty after the review.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang quickly converted it to a goal. Arsenal comfortable two goal lead helped them to gain control over Aston villa players.

Arsenal players and fans were amazed by this decision because this could be the first time the technology is favoring them this season. The gunners have been among the teams that have been affected by video assistant referee decisions since the beginning of the season.

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