A statement has been released by the Premier League and demanded a review from the Professional Game Match Officials after a controversial weekend of VAR and referring incidents.
Arsenal, the league leader were impacted as it emerged that VAR Lee Mason was unable to draw the relevant offside lines for the equalizer of Brentford during their 1-1 draw with Gunner with Christian Norgaard, the midfielder who assisted Ivan Toney, the goal scorer, clearly offside in the build-up. Only recently, the league released a statement that condemned the officiating and urged the Professional Game Match Officials Limited for reviewing and explaining many incidents.
This statement read, the Premier League is known for setting high standards and they are disappointed that PGMOL has failed to stand up to the expectations of last weekend. Thus, the Premier League requested that PGMOL review and explains different incidents from the recent match round.
After a discussion with PGMOL and the Select Group review meeting, they support the view of PGMOL on addressing these problems for improving performances going forward.
Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal boss expressed his frustration with the officiating, admitting that he will be happy unless the Gunners were getting two additional points to the league tally. Arteta stated that he ended the game after analyzing all evidence that they have had with the images with big disappointment and angle since that was not human error, not understanding and conceiving their job and that is not acceptable.
It costs Arsenal 2 points that will not be restored. They are going to have to find those 2 points somewhere in the league. At the same time, they appreciate the apology and their explanation. They have got a lot of sympathy from their colleagues in the industry who think that they cannot play the game with integrity as they do.