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Arsenal Denied Penalty By VAR Because Nicolas Pepe's Elbow Is Offside In Baffling Decision

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Arsenal Denied Penalty By VAR Because Nicolas Pepe's Elbow Is Offside In Baffling Decision

Arsenal have been denied a controversial penalty in their clash with Everton thanks to Nicolas Pepe's elbow being offside.

Dani Ceballos went down rather dramatically under a challenge from Richarlison and the Gunners were given a penalty.

However, VAR then intervened and judged Pepe to have been offside by his elbow in the build-up.

The Ivorian was already stood waiting to take the spot-kick and he looked bemused at the decision.

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Fans have reacted to the decision and they're in disbelief at VAR picking out the offside over Ceballos' theatrical fall to the ground.


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Arsenal would eventually lose the game 1-0 thanks to a mistake from Bernd Leno.

Richarlison fizzed a ball into the box which Leno then spilled into his own net.

Defeat leaves Mikel Arteta's side ninth in the Premier League following a sixth home defeat of the season.

They're back in action on Thursday evening when they take on former manager Unai Emery's side Villarreal.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Football, Premier League, Everton, Nicolas Pépé, Arsenal, VAR

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