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.
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.
VAR overturns - decisions for- Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) April 28, 2021
Aston Villa 7
Leicester City 7
Man United 7
Crystal Palace 6
Sheffield United 6
Man City 5
West Ham 5
West Brom 3
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.
VAR overturns - decisions against- Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) April 28, 2021
Man United 9
West Brom 9
Leicester City 6
West Ham 6
Aston Villa 5
Crystal Palace 5
Sheffield United 4
Man City 3
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.
VAR overturns (net score)- Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) April 28, 2021
Aston Villa +2
Man City +2
Sheff United +2
Crystal Palace +1
West Ham -1
Man United -2
West Brom -6
Arsenal have 2 VAR decisions in their favour this season. The fewest of any PL side.- TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) April 28, 2021
The most overturns in the opponents favour (9).
Arsenal have -7 Net in decisions by VAR.
Only WBA (-6) and Liverpool (-5) come close. The next closest are Man United, Wolves (-2).
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.
They'll have to look far beyond technology for reasons for their poor season!
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