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Arsenal Are The Premier League Club Most Negatively Affected By VAR This Season

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Arsenal Are The Premier League Club Most Negatively Affected By VAR This Season

Arsenal have been more negatively affected by the VAR system than any other team in the Premier League so far this season.

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It's been far from a classic season for the Gunners in the league, in Mikel Arteta's first full season in charge of the team he used to play for.

The north Londoners are currently 10th after 33 games of the season but could drop out of the top half if Aston Villa win their game in hand, making it possible for them to finish in the bottom half since a 12th place finish in 1995.

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Whilst they could still win the Europa League, it's undoubtedly been a poor campaign for Arteta's team in the league.

However things might have been better for them without VAR getting in the way, with the Emirates Stadium outfit the team worst off in England's top tier.

ESPN FC's Dale Johnson has done a full review of the league's VAR stats so far this season and revealed that only two goals have been overturned in the Gunners' favour up to now, the lowest of anyone.

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That's not all of it though, because Arsenal are also second in the table when it comes to decisions being overturned in the opposition's favour.

Nine times the Gunners have seen their opponents have a decision in their favour overturned, which is second only to Liverpool.

All in all it leaves the Gunners bottom of the table when it comes to net goals due to VAR's interruption, one minus 7.

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It certainly doesn't make for great reading for Arsenal fans but it's unlikely they'd be that much further up the table if VAR hadn't made those changes.

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They'll have to look far beyond technology for reasons for their poor season!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Premier League, VAR

Ryan Sidle
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