EXCLUSIVE: How VAR Stopped Arsenal From Reaching Top 4

 Arsenal discovered that VAR aided them more than hindered them throughout the season.

VAR intervened in 38 Premier League games, overturning 14 judgements. The Gunners discovered that it scored six goals and disallowed two, while accurately awarding them four penalties and pointing to the spot twice for the opposition. It worked for them and against them in the 3-2 loss to Manchester United, when it stuck with the decision on the field to award Emile Smith Rowe's goal when goalie David de Gea was injured by one of his own players.

In the same match, though, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty after Martin Odegaard fouled Fred, which was awarded by VAR. In the rematch, VAR balanced itself out for and against Mikel Arteta's team throughout the same session of play. It initially disallowed Eddie Nketiah's goal for offside, but it later picked up an Alex Telles foul on Bukayo Saka, allowing the England winger to score from the spot.

After VAR intervention, no Arsenal players were sent off, whilst their opponents had one player sent off. Six subjective decisions favored Arsenal, while two went against them.

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