Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta called the video assistant referee’s decision to allow Newcastle’s goal in their 1-0 win “embarrassing” and a “disgrace”.
Anthony Gordon bundled in the only goal with three VAR checks: to see if the ball went out of play, if there was a foul and if there was an offside, all coming back in Newcastle’s favour.
The result ended Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League start.
Anthony Gordon had to wait a long time to definitively celebrate his goal.
In his post-match media conference, Arteta’s fury continued and he added he felt “sick”.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, unsurprisingly, felt differently.
It came at the end of a day when another Premier League manager, Wolves boss Gary O’Neil, claimed “we’re in a crazy place” with referees after Sheffield United were given a last-minute penalty which they scored to beat his team 2-1.