Arsenal dropped two points in the title race after a 1-1 draw against Brentford, however, new evidence seems to suggest that VAR official Lee Mason forgot to simply to do his job, costing the Gunners dearly.

According to the Daily Mail, the Manchester-born referee forgot to draw offside lines in Ivan Toney’s equalising goal despite Christian Norgaard being off in assisting the England international, with Mason simply not doing the one job he was there to do at Stockley Park.

With Manchester City having the chance to overtake Arsenal with a win today against Aston Villa and potentially on Wednesday night against the Gunners, these two dropped points could be huge for Mikel Arteta’s side in the long-term as the 40-year-old manager looks to bring a Premier League title to north London.

Arsenal fans fume as Lee Mason ‘forgets’ he is a VAR official

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The gravity of such a mistake cannot be underestimated here, with Mason’s horrific error something that could realistically cost Arsenal the title and will once again add another black mark to the Premier League’s use of VAR, which this weekend has already seen a comedy of mistakes.

Indeed, Arsenal fans were fuming about the bombshell report last night, and on social media, fans were quick to make their opinions be heard over Mason’s schoolboy mistake, which could now cost the Gunners a Premier League title nearly two-decades in the making.

Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say on Twitter about the Daily Mail’s report on Mason simply forgetting to do his job in yesterday’s draw against Brentford…

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