Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on UEFA to introduce the VAR into the Europa League as well. The Spaniard thinks it is unfair that the video arbiter can be used in the Champions League.
Arsenal trailed 0-1 at home against Molde FK on Thursday, after which Eddie Nketiah’s equalizer was wrongly disallowed for offside. ‘The Gunners’ eventually won 4-1.
“It makes no sense that we have technology that we all think works and then doesn’t use it everywhere. It needs to be looked at and changed if we can,” Arteta said after the game at the Emirates Stadium.
The rejection of Arsenal’s goal ultimately did not have major consequences, but Arteta emphasizes that such wrong decisions can make the difference in the future.
“I just don’t understand,” said the Arsenal manager. “We complained to the referee because we heard that it was absolutely not offside. Such situations can decide a match.”
The victory over the Norwegian Molde means that Arsenal is still clear after three rounds of play in group B, which also includes the Austrian Rapid Wien and the Irish Dundalk FC.
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