The Arsenal vs. Everton match on 17th September 2023 is seen to be getting the spectator’s attention. The win against Everton at Goodison Park was an unexpected one due to the team’s history.
The match unrolled a lot of angles, but the most speculated one was Gabriel Martinelli’s opening goal against Everton, which was ruled out by VAR. The Gunners believed that they had secured the lead with a score of 1-0 in the 20th minute, but the VAR stated that Eddie Nketiah was in an offside position while receiving the ball in the stead of Martinelli’s strike.
Before the ball deflected off of an Everton player, Nketiah was said to be offside from Gabriel’s original pass. As the final decision, the goal was ruled out, which left a lot of people stunned, including Sky Sports Commentator Gary Neville, who was utterly surprised and questioned the VAR’s camera angle use.
Commentator’s insight into the event
Neville spoke up during the game, stating in his opinion that Nketiah was not on the offside. And claimed that Everton are not going to get that decision their way.
The commentator said that the angle for the VAR was a little bit high up, and Martinelli punished them. In the first 20 minutes of the match, Everton had just waited to get beaten and beaten.
After the decision of the VAR, Neville said that he himself was a little confused. He thought he looked well behind the lines. The commentator questioned if the VAR did not have a better camera angle. The blow was seen as a strange one by the spectators. Neville also said that it looked like the ball had come off an Everton player.
The sky sports commentator had thought that there would be a better angle than the one used by the VAR, considering the amount of cameras present on the ground. He highlighted that Erik Ten Hag had complained about the same in the past, but the shot here remains a very strange one to be comprehended.
Martinelli was substituted due to a muscle injury after the goal was ruled out. The player received his treatment and was replaced by Leandro Trossard.
But despite all the fallbacks, Arsenal managed to secure this unexpected win against Everton at Goodison Park, leaving the fans overjoyed. Arsenal secured the match with a score of 1-0, shutting down all the beliefs of another defeat at Goodison Park. The awaited match turned out to be a memorable one with all its drawbacks and strange elements.