Fans think the Premier League is rigged after Arsenal’s late comeback against Bournemouth
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Arsenal’s stunning last-minute comeback win against Bournemouth has led fans to believe that the Premier League is rigged.
In what was originally billed as a routine victory for Mikel Arteta’s side against Bournemouth, it turned out to be a dramatic afternoon for Arsenal.
The Premier League leaders found themselves behind after just 10 seconds after Philip Billing finished off a brilliant kick-off routine from the Cherries.
In the second half, things went from back to worse after Marcos Senesi scored a bullet header to make it 2-0.
Thomas Partey kickstarted the comeback in the 62nd minute, with defender Ben White scoring to make it 2-2 with 20 minutes left to play.
With seconds left on the clock, second-half substitute Reiss Nelson arrowed in a stunner to send the Emirates Stadium wild. From 2-0 down, the Gunners won 3-2 to extend their lead at the top to five points.
However, fans have spotted that before the six minutes of added time was announced, Arsenal boss Arteta appeared to gesture seven minutes to the fourth official.
Nelson’s goal went in during the seventh minute of added time. Fans were quick to react on social media.
One fan said: “Arteta is here begging for +7, that goal shouldn't count!”
Another tweeted: “Added time 6 minutes, but your referees connived with Arteta to make it 7 minutes. Obviously, you know something we don’t know.”
if i speak… pic.twitter.com/PDHFPXxmKR— george (@StokeyyG2) March 4, 2023
A third fan added: “6 minutes were officially added but Arteta got the 7+ he wanted. Unreal corruption.”
Someone else wrote: “Asking for 7 mins and he got it. Shameless.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “Premier league is rigged for Arsenal.”
As a result of the dramatic win over Bournemouth, Arsenal now have a healthy five-point gap between themselves and reigning champions Manchester City.
Who will get their hands on the Premier League trophy? Only time will tell.
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