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'I can't f****** believe it' - Ian Wright issues devastating rant after Arsenal's VAR blunder

Chris Byfield

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'I can't f****** believe it' - Ian Wright issues devastating rant after Arsenal's VAR blunder

Arsenal legend Ian Wright revealed his frustration at the Premier League’s latest round of VAR errors.

Mikel Arteta's side have been contacted by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) after slipping to a 1-1 home draw against Brentford.

Indeed, the body has confirmed there was “significant” error in awarding Brentford's equaliser during the Premier League encounter, after Christian Norgaard assisted Ivan Toney from an offside position.

PGMOL chief Howard Webb contacted the Gunners and Brighton, who were also victims of a similar decision against fierce rivals Crystal Palace, to acknowledge the errors. Meanwhile, Chelsea were denied what seemed a clear penalty after West Ham’s Tomas Soucek handled a goal-bound shot in the box.


In a statement, the refereeing body said: “PGMOL can confirm its Chief Refereeing Officer Howard Webb has contacted both Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion to acknowledge and explain the significant errors in the VAR process in their respective Premier League fixtures on Saturday.”


Ian Wright furious

After PGMOL issued their statement former Arsenal forward Wright went on a vociferous rant, highlighting the implications of the mistakes to both teams.


Indeed, Arsenal missed out on the chance to go eight points clear at the top of the Premier League, ahead of second-placed Manchester City’s game against Aston Villa.

​​Wright took to Instagram on Sunday morning to reveal his irritation.

He said: "Yesterday man. I can't believe it… I cannot believe what I saw yesterday.

"What are the consequences for Brighton who are trying to get into Europe? What are the consequences for someone like Graham Potter?


"Finally we saw a Chelsea team doing some stuff in the first half an hour and I'm thinking, 'yes, Graham Potter, you're starting to get it'.

"What are the consequences for Arsenal, man? Trying to put a title run together, man, what are the consequences?

"Best league in the world they say, that's what we say, 'oh, the best league in the world'. Them mistakes. What's going to happen from PGMOL, someone's going to get what?

"We're going to get an apology, they're going to get a suspension… a break disguised as a suspension.


"You can't blame the technology. In two cases they drew the lines in the wrong place! The wrong r******* place!"

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Ian Wright, Arsenal, Brentford, Chelsea, Brighton And Hove Albion, Premier League

Chris Byfield
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