Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fumes at VAR on social media as Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card for challenge on Bukayo Saka

talksport.com, 16 July 2020, 07:35
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fumes at VAR on social media as Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card for challenge on Bukayo Saka
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in disbelief that Trent Alexander-Arnold escaped a red card for a nasty-looking tackle on Bukayo Saka.

The Liverpool full-back was given a yellow card for connecting with the Arsenal youngster's shin in the 48th minute of the Gunners' 2-1 win over the newly-crowned Premier League champions on Wednesday.

However, surprisingly, VAR did not intervene to look back on the horror tackle.

And Arsenal captain Aubameyang is stunned.

Replying to a screenshot of the tackle on Twitter, he wrote: "WTF didn't even get the VAR on this one."

WTF didnt Even get the VAR on this one

— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) July 16, 2020

A section of Arsenal fans have compared Alexander-Arnold's tackle to Eddie Nketiah's challenge on Leicester defender James Justin last week.

The Arsenal striker was dismissed only four minutes after being introduced from the bench as he caught Justin on the knee.

A yellow card was initially dished out by referee Chris Kavanagh, who then altered his decision to a sending off after reviewing footage using a pitchside monitor.

The Gunners then failed in their appeal against Nketiah's dismissal and his three-match ban stood.

If Nketiah got a red, then Trent Alexander-Arnold also deserved a red. No consistency from the English refs again. pic.twitter.com/XkZyaT4vUv

— AfcVIP⁴⁹ (@VipArsenal) July 15, 2020

Arsenal secured an impressive 2-1 win over Liverpool thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson.

Sadio Mane had given Liverpool a 20th-minute lead, but the game turned on its head due to individual errors from Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.

The win keeps Arsenal's slim hopes of qualifying for European football alive with Mikel Arteta's side three places below sixth-placed Wolves with two matches left.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in disbelief that Trent Alexander-Arnold escaped a red card for a nasty-looking tackle on Bukayo Saka.

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