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Gary Neville rubs salt in Arsenal’s wounds after VAR controversy in West Ham defeat

Gary Neville has issued his say on West Ham’s controversial opening goal against Arsenal in the Premier League.
Gary Neville has rubbed salt into Arsenal’s wounds after the Gunners were caught up in yet another controversial VAR call during their 2-0 loss to West Ham. Arsenal fans were left infuriated by the decision to award the Hammers their opening goal of the game after cameras were unable decipher whether the ball had gone out of play or not.
Jarrod Bowen guided a loose ball into the path of Tomas Soucek from the edge of the goal line after Arsenal’s defence failed to clear a cross into the box. The Czech midfielder rifled the ball into an open net to break the deadlock in the 13th minute against the run of play before VAR Craig Pawson ran a check to see if the ball had gone out of play before Bowen had recovered it.
However, the winger’s right leg and upper body partially blocked the sideline camera’s view leading Pawson to declare that there wasn’t enough “conclusive evidence” to overturn the on-field decision. As Arsenal fans vented their frustrations online, Neville came out of the woodwork to give his two cents.

The Manchester United icon had previously filmed a segment for Sky Sports showing how the ball can be in even if it looks out after Arsenal conceded a controversial goal to Newcastle. At the time, an Arsenal fan (@ArsenalAnoop) tweeted: ” Gary Neville made a segment on live television talking about how spheres work and then Joe Willock came out and told the ball went out.”

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