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Where Arsenal would've finished in the 2020/21 PL table if there was no VAR

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Arsenal ended the Premier League season in eighth – our worst finish in 26 years. That is shocking for a club of our stature, but we are where we are, and after how poor some of our performances have been this season, we can’t really complain, can we?

The Sun, however, have today given us an opportunity to complain. They released how the Premier League table would’ve looked if VAR was not employed in the recently concluded season.

Arsenal fans, get ready to be riled up.

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Arsenal would’ve finished in the top-four without VAR

According to the report, Arsenal have had three decisions go our way but a staggering nine against us. That has cost us four points in total – the exact difference between us and sixth-placed West Ham United in the actual table.

Chelsea, on the other hand, saw seven decisions go their way and just five against them. They were handed two additional points and that helped them clinch the final Champions League spot ahead of Leicester City yesterday.

The final Premier League table, if there was no VAR, would’ve seen Arsenal finish fourth – above Chelsea and Leicester City, who would’ve had the same number of points as us, but an inferior head-to-head record and goal difference respectively.

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VAR in or VAR out next season?

Seeing that we would’ve finished in one of the Champions League places without VAR, it may sway some fans against the technology.

However, VAR isn’t the problem, the people who use it are.

The FA and the PGMOL need to raise their standards. Some of the decisions we have seen this season, not just with Arsenal, have been absolutely diabolical. Those decisions have cost clubs millions, and that is unacceptable at this level.

Arsenal have statistically been the worst affected team in the league and we’re not surprised, are we? Sadly, there’s nothing we can do about VAR or the guys who use it and still end up making the wrong decisions.

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