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Papastathopoulos disappointed with VAR.

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

Socrates Papastathopoulos believes Arsenal have been unlucky with VAR this season.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos reckons Arsenal have been "unlucky" with VAR decisions this season.

Papastathopoulos’ comment came after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was shown a red card in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Gabon international, who broke the deadlock with his 14th Premier League goal of the campaign in the 12th minute, received a red card in the 67th minute after a VAR review overturned the initial yellow card - shown by referee Paul Tierney - following the rash tackle on the Crystal Palace midfielder.

The incident took place after Palace had equalised through a deflection effort from Jordan Ayew.

"VAR is there to help the referees," Sokratis told BT Sport after the London derby at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

"I didn't see the action but we are disappointed this year because we are a little bit unlucky from the VAR, we lost many points.

"It's not against VAR or the referee, just we are unlucky."



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