Premier League considering the addition of 'up to four new cameras' in bid to solve VAR crisis
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The Premier League are reportedly considering implementing significant changes to the VAR process, including the potential addition of additional cameras in order to help the officiating team.
The discussions have taken place following a number of high-profile officiating errors in the Premier League this season, with an independent panel ruling that VAR had reached an incorrect conclusion on six occasions in the competition so far this season.
But things may get easier for the officials from the beginning of next season, with The Athletic reporting that the Premier League is recommending the addition of up to four additional cameras to help the officiating team make 'better, informed decisions'.
The report adds that the addition of more cameras will help the Hawk-Eye system to operate with more accuracy, particularly when it comes to determining whether or not a player is in an offside position.
A number of high-profile errors have occurred in the Premier League so far this term, with Lee Mason leaving the PGMOL by mutual consent following his decision to award Brentford a late equaliser against Arsenal, despite Christian Norgaard being in a clear offside position in the build-up to Ivan Toney's goal.
Further controversy would follow in Brighton's recent defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, with the Seagulls forced to seek an explanation from the competition's chiefs following a series of errors during the Premier League clash.
The PGMOL went on to issue an apology to the club for the errors made, particularly in failing to award a penalty after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg tripped Karou Mitoma, before deciding to relegate VAR official Michael Salisbury to the Championship for the upcoming set of domestic fixtures.
There was further VAR controversy following Arsenal's 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Sunday afternoon, with Gunners fans adamant that the Hammers should have had their first-half penalty overturned.
The Arsenal faithful took to social media to voice their frustration after an alternative angle appeared to show the ball striking the hand of Declan Rice in the build-up to the awarding of the penalty.
Said Benrahma would go on to dispatch the spot kick to halve his side's deficit, before Jarod Bowen's second-half strike ensured that Arsenal dropped further points in their quest for a first Premier League title since 2004.