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PGMOL make decision on releasing VAR audio of Anthony Gordon's controversial winner vs Arsenal

PGMOL make decision on releasing VAR audio of Anthony Gordon's controversial winner vs Arsenal

A decision has been made.

The PGMOL have made a decision on whether they will release the VAR audio of Anthony Gordon's controversial winner for Newcastle against Arsenal.

The Magpies' 1-0 win over Arsenal was marred by VAR, who took centre stage when Anthony Gordon tucked the ball into an empty net at St James' Park.

The game was stopped for officials to check three separate incidents in the lead-up to the goal.

At first glance, the ball initially looked to have run out of play before Joe Willock curled in a cross to the danger area, but VAR ruled that there was 'inconclusive evidence', before checking for a foul on Gabriel Magalhaes.

After that was deemed legal, officials looked into an offside against Gordon before referee Stuart Atwell was eventually given the green light to award the goal.

After the full-time whistle, Arteta slammed VAR and the Premier League for their inconsistencies, claiming that he felt "embarrassed" to be a pat of the league.

However, the Arsenal boss and Gunners supporters will reportedly be able to listen back to exactly how the goal was awarded on Tuesday.

That's according to the Daily Mail, who claim that the PGMOL have informed Arsenal that VAR audio from Newcastle's controversial winning goal will be released on Tuesday in a TV show hosted by referees' chief Howard Webb.

The monthly programme, called Match Officials Mic'd Up, which is hosted by Webb and Michael Owen, was introduced in May to display greater transparency around refereeing incidents.

On the Newcastle goal, Arteta blasted VAR and the Premier League, exclaiming: “How the hell does this goal stand? It's absolutely incredible. I feel embarrassed. It's an absolute disgrace that this goal is allowed. An absolute disgrace. It is not a goal, for many reasons, for more than one at least.

“Embarrassing what happened - how this goal stands, in the Premier League - this league we say is the best in the world. I've been 20 years in this country and now I feel ashamed. It's a disgrace and there's too much at stake here. We are trying to do incredible things and be at the highest level each week. When we're not good enough I hold my hands up and take responsibility.”

He added: “The outcome is nowhere near the level this league needs to have and the way this league is getting competed in. It's not good enough. I feel sick to be part of this.”

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Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Newcastle United, VAR, Football