Newcastle vs Arsenal: Jorginho Becomes First Player to Publicly Speak About VAR Drama

Newcastle vs Arsenal: Jorginho Becomes First Player to Publicly Speak About VAR Drama

Fred Kennedy
updated at November 6, 2023 at 5:09 PM
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  • Arsenal suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday against Newcastle United
  • Anthony Gordon scored the only goal of the match as the Magpies stormed to victory
  • However, the Arsenal camp contested the goal, with a section of fans and pundits contending it should not have stood

Italian midfielder Jorginho has become the first Arsenal player to publicly speak about the VAR drama that marked their Premier League clash against Newcastle United.

The Gunners took the Saturday trip to St. James' Park with the hope of maintaining their impressive domestic run since the start of the season.

Until Saturday, Arsenal had not lost a Premier League game this season, winning seven of their last 10 outings, while drawing three.

Jorginho in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park. Photo by James Gill.
Jorginho in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park. Photo by James Gill.
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But that came to an end this weekend during their clash against the Magpies, which saw them pick their first EPL defeat of the season, albeit controversially.

Sportbible reports that Anthony Gordon was responsible for the Gunners' loss, with his solitary goal the only difference during the tie.

However, many contend the goal should not have stood, considering the massive blunders in its build-up, including the ball seemingly going out of play and Gabi getting fouled.

Jorginho speaks on Newcastle VAR drama

Jorginho has now taken to social media to speak about the VAR farce, with the former Chelsea star branding the incident as 'unacceptable.'

"Proud of the team. Unacceptable what happened though. But we keep fighting," he posted on Instagram.

The midfielder's post came just hours after Arsenal sent out a strongly-worded statement in the wake of their defeat.

The north Londoners will be back in action on Wednesday when they will take on Sevilla in the Champions League.

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Arsenal fans react to Newcastle goal

Sports Brief has also reported on Arsenal fans lamenting a 'daylight robbery' after their team suffered their first defeat of the season to Newcastle United.

The Magpies claimed all three points at St James’ Park in a crunch Premier League encounter as Anthony Gordon got a controversial goal in the 64th minute.

In truth, it was a scrappy score that summed up the extremely tight nature of the game, as both teams would feel as if several decisions had gone against them.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.