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Arsenal: Fans discuss Dermot Gallagher’s comments on potential penalty v Burnley

Arsenal: Fans discuss Dermot Gallagher’s comments on potential penalty v Burnley - Arsenal

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has discussed whether Arsenal should have had a penalty against Burnley, and many Gunners’ fans have made their views clear about his comments.

There was controversy when Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor on Saturday. During the second half, the ball had hit Erik Pieters’ arm and, after a long VAR check, the Gunners were denied a spot kick. Former referee Peter Walton has said he was surprised that the decision didn’t go in Arsenal’s favour but could understand why it wasn’t given as a penalty (Football.London).

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Gallagher has now given his opinion about the incident and, speaking to Sky Sports (via Football Daily on Twitter), the former Premier League referee said that, if a penalty was given for the Pieters handball, he wouldn’t have had too many complaints about it.

As a result of the draw at Turf Moor, Arsenal remain tenth in the Premier League. They have only 38 points to their name and are nine points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who occupy the last Champions League spot (BBC Sport).

The video involving Gallagher and his opinion was relayed on Twitter by Arsenal-related page AFCStuff, duly eliciting plenty of reaction from angry Gooners:

What did Arsenal fans make of Gallagher’s opinion?

“If this biased ex ref can say this, then I think those match officials should tender an official apology to Arsenal FC & should resign with immediate effect.

Credit: @Call_Me_Daniels

“It was a 100% nailed on penalty, no excuses, it wasn’t given because it was in Arsenals favour.

Credit: @RealIanPoulter


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