VAR Decision: Why Gabriel Martinelli’s goal for Arsenal against Everton was disallowed by VAR.

A contentious VAR decision during Arsenal’s Premier League match against Everton prevented Gabriel Martinelli from scoring his first goal of the year.

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When the Brazil international pounced on Fabio Vieira’s nifty pass and curled the ball beyond Jordan Pickford with a pin-point finish, he thought he had given his team the lead in the 20th minute.

Martinelli’s happiness, however, was short-lived because VAR disallowed the goal because it found that Eddie Nketiah was in an offside position prior to passing the ball to Vieira.

As Everton striker Beto attempted to block a square pass from Gabriel Magalhaes, the ball accidentally ricocheted off his shin and found its way into Nketiah’s path.

According to PGMOL, the VAR determined that Beto’s touch had not been intentional and that Nketiah was offside because his trailing leg was just a little bit past the last defender.

Despite receiving the ball from an Everton player, Eddie Nketiah was adjudged to be offside.

Despite receiving the ball from an Everton player, Eddie Nketiah was adjudged to be offside

Kelly Cates, a Sky Sports presenter, said: “Gabriel plays the ball it was deflected off Beto PGMOL are saying this is not seen as a deliberate act so the play doesn’t reset so Eddie Nketiah is offside.”.’.

Gary Neville believed Arsenal had been treated unfairly even though the legal standards the right decision had been made.

The ex-Manchester United defender remarked, “Even I’m a little confused, he looked well behind.”.

Erik ten Hag bemoaned the lack of the proper camera angle for it to be in line in one that we saw a few weeks ago.

Let’s just say that one seems a little odd.

I must say, it appears that the blue line was determined largely based on conjecture.’.

Sometimes you have a gut feeling about a choice, and that one [Martinelli’s goal was disallowed] didn’t feel right.’.

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