Aubameyang not pleased with VAR

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken out against the Video Assist Referee (VAR).

The Arsenal forward netted the only goal for the Gunners as they drew 1-1 with Burnley at Turf Moor over the weekend.

He gave the Gunners the lead after just six minutes, squeezing an effort past Nick Pope to get his side off to a perfect start.
Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka were both at fault as Chris Wood equalised towards the end of the first half with both sides creating chances to win the game in the second period, but it only ended in a draw.

However, Arsenal was left furious as VAR refused to award them a penalty after a handball incident involving Nicolas Pepe and Erik Pieters. Mikel Arteta’s side was unlucky again in injury time as Dani Ceballos struck the post with a well hit effort.

He took to social media after the game to voice his frustrations, Aubameyang said the new technology was at fault this time.

“Let’s be honest VAR on the side, in this game when you produce chances as we did today we should have won this game, but it is what it is. Let’s move forward big week coming.”

The Gunners head to Olympiacos for the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie on Thursday before a huge north London derby at home to Tottenham and Sunday.

Aubameyang scored nine goals and assisted a further strike in 23 Premier League games this season. He has turned things around after a difficult start to the season at the Emirates Stadium.

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