Mike Dean, a former Premier League official, has commented on two contentious events that occurred during Sunday’s thrilling 3-1 victory for Arsenal over Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of the Red Devils, has cited three refereeing decisions as the cause of their second loss of the year.
Rasmus Hojlund’s penalty kick incident and Alejandro Garnacho’s offside goal in the 88th minute were two among them.
Dean said to Sky Sports about the penalty incident involving Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal: “I don’t think that’s a pen. It’s just a good, tough defense, in my opinion.
“They’re both battling for it, and Gabriel’s arms are there, but if you look at it from a different perspective, Hojlund has his left arm and is sort of dragging the defender down. If that choice were made, I would be delighted.
Late in the game, Garnacho’s strike that was ruled off would prove to be a crucial turning point.
Garnacho was brought in to score by Casemiro’s threaded ball, but a VAR review determined that he was just barely offside.
Dean continued, “That’s what they’ve given: His shoulder’s offside.
“I can see where the manager is coming from because that angle is not ideal, but we have the technology in the hub to position the lines correctly, and at normal speed, it looked offside,” the player said.