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Arsenal legend Ian Wright disagrees with Mikel Arteta over penalty claims during Everton defeat


The Gunners were left shocked by a questionable choice during their loss to Everton on Friday night, however, Arsenal legend dissents, regardless of whether he concurs the VAR lines are not working.

Arteta’s boys slipped to a 1-0 loss to Everton at the Emirates Stadium on an evening that was overwhelmed by features off the pitch in the midst of mass fights over Stan Kroenke’s possession.

On the pitch of play, it was a crying Bernd Leno’s mistake that gave Everton the success, the goalkeeper mishandling a cross into his own net on an evening when Mikel Arteta’s men ruled yet attempted to make.

Arteta was left incensed after the game because of an episode from the get-go in the second half when Dani Ceballos was stumbled around there, prompting the honor of a punishment.

However, after VAR audit, Ceballos was found to have made his run from an offside position and the punishment was chalked off, denying Arsenal the opportunity to start to lead the pack.

And keeping in mind that fans and Arteta were left enraged, Arsenal legend Ian Wright is having none of it, guaranteeing Ceballos went to ground too effectively at any rate.

“If you ask me, it was clearly not a penalty,” Ian Wright revealed to Optus Sport. “It’s not something I like to see. Ceballos is [often] blameworthy of this sort of thing.

“There’s not even close to sufficient contact for him to go down the manner in which he goes down. It’s horrendous to see.”

“These little lines are excessively close he added. In the event that they must draw different lines, dabbed lines, it’s at any rate level.

“Please man. How are they functioning that out? It nearly feels like they’re making it up. They can in a real sense say anything they have the line that nearby.”

Talking about the occurrence, Mikel Arteta said: “That’s it. Today to be reasonable, I had enough.

“We’ve had large numbers of them that no one clarifies, when they disclose to them they say ‘better believe it, sorry it was a mix-up’. In any case, lamentably, it’s influencing a many individuals and it influences our work, and above all our football club.”

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