David Raya insists 'the ball was out of play' and 'there was a big foul on Gabriel' as he joins raging Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta in lamenting VAR decision in Newcastle defeat

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By Abdi Rashid For Mailonline

Published: 20:08 EDT, 4 November 2023 | Updated: 20:12 EDT, 4 November 2023

Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya has claimed Newcastle's extremity should not person stood successful his side's 1-0 conclusion astatine St James' Park. 

Mikel Arteta's broadside suffered their first Premier League conclusion of nan play arsenic Anthony Gordon's arguable goal proved to beryllium nan difference. 

The lucifer was afloat of VAR-checks and controversies successful what was tipped to beryllium a hotly-contested clash, and leader Arteta raged aft nan lucifer astatine nan 'embarrassing' show from officials.

Speaking aft nan match, Raya felt Newcastle's extremity should not person stood, claiming Joelinton pushed Gabriel seconds earlier Gordon's close-range decorativeness and nan shot had gone retired of play earlier successful nan move.  

'What I could spot was nan shot went retired of play, and past aft going to nan dressing room, looking backmost astatine nan goal, it's a large foul connected Gabi. He's pushing him pinch 2 hands connected his backmost erstwhile he's astir to clear nan ball,' he said.

Arsenal suffered their first Premier League conclusion of nan play against Newcastle connected Saturday

Goalkeeper David Raya says Anthony Gordon's extremity should not person been allowed by VAR 

'On nan different hand, it could person been an offside position, that's harder to see. But nan shot is retired of play and nan foul is simply a monolithic determination that's conscionable going to costs america immoderate points. We're really frustrated.

'The measurement we played, nan measurement we competed, it was superb from everybody. We did what nan gaffer asked america to do; triumph duels and get nan shot up nan transportation and everything, but decisions person taken a goal.'

With hardly thing to abstracted nan sides successful a feisty encounter, Gordon tapped successful nan shot conscionable a gait distant from nan extremity statement aft Joe Willock's cross.

The erstwhile Everton man was nan correct personification successful nan correct spot arsenic nan shot fell astatine his feet aft Joelinton competed for nan shot successful nan aerial pinch Gabriel.

However, lucifer officials took astir 4 minutes to determine whether nan extremity should guidelines pinch 3 abstracted incidents to investigate.

The Spanish goalkeeper claims Gabriel was pushed to nan crushed by Newcastle's Joelinton  

Raya besides believes nan shot had gone retired of play earlier Joe Willock's cros into nan box 

VAR first took a look astatine whether nan shot went retired of play arsenic Willock attempted to rescue nan ball.

It was past being checked whether Joelinton committed a foul connected Gabriel arsenic it appeared nan Brazilian pushed his chap countryman successful nan back.

After it was deemed that was not a foul, VAR tried to look astatine whether location was an offside arsenic Gordon looked up of Joelinton. 

However, it was confirmed that location was nary conclusive perspective that Joelinton made interaction pinch nan shot which intends they didn't cognize whether Gordon was offside.


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