ARSENAL star Joe Willock was robbed of a late equaliser towards Chelsea when officers failed to identify that his shot crossed the road.
The Gunners have been trailing their London rivals 2-1 with ten minutes to go of their pre-season pleasant.
Replays confirmed that Joe Willock’s shot clearly crossed the road
Arsenal would go on to hunch to a 2-1 defeatCredit score: PA
Willock, who impressed in a goal-laden mortgage spell at Newcastle United final season, got here on to attempt to flip the sport in his aspect’s favour.
And he thought he had performed simply that, when his shot bounced off the crossbar and over the road within the 81st minute.
However with no aim line know-how or VAR in use for this pleasant sport, Willock was compelled to play on in disbelief that the officers had missed it.
Followers flocked to social media, labelling this determination as ‘disgraceful’.
And the Gunners went on to lose the game 2-1.
Kai Havertz had given Chelsea a twenty seventh minute lead, when he rifled dwelling Timo Werner’s move following a swift counter assault.
Arsenal’s unhealthy afternoon was compounded when Thomas Partey was compelled off with an ankle harm following a sturdy problem by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The Ghanaian’s alternative Granit Xhaka did handle to degree within the 67th minute, towering above Danny Drinkwater to move dwelling.
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However Mikel Arteta’s aspect have been degree for simply 5 minutes, earlier than a horrible Hector Bellerin move gifted Tammy Abraham what would go on to be the winner.
Willock was then cruelly denied, earlier than Chelsea noticed out a confidence boosting pre-season win.
The Blues subsequent face Tottenham on Wednesday night time at Stamford Bridge, whereas Arsenal additionally face Nuno Espirito Santo’s aspect subsequent Sunday in N17.
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