Arsenal fans rage as Nicolas Pepe is denied penalty vs Bournemouth – GIVEMESPORT

It’s been another weekend of VAR controversy.

Liverpool were awarded a last-minute penalty against Leicester City on Saturday after Sadio Mane was brought down by Marc Albrighton.

Replays showed it was soft, but VAR decided not to intervene. James Milner converted to make it 2-1 and maintain Liverpool’s 100% start in the Premier League.

West Ham were also the victims of a debatable VAR decision against Crystal Palace as Jordan Ayew’s 87th-minute goal was ruled out for offside but then given after a lengthy review.

VAR drew their lines and determined Ayew was fractionally onside, giving Palace a 2-1 victory.

And then on Sunday, Arsenal were denied a penalty as Diego Rico brought down Nicolas Pepe inside the box.

Certain angles showed Rico got a small touch on the ball, but he then basically rugby tackled Pepe to stop him from running past. Check it out below.

Arsenal fans raged on social media at the decision to not give a penalty, both by referee Martin Atkinson and VAR.

The argument they’re making is that if Mane’s penalty was given, why wasn’t Pepe’s?

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