Declan Rice reveals how Arsenal squad reacted to Mikel Arteta’s VAR meltdown

Declan Rice has revealed how Arsenal’s squad reacted to Mikel Arteta’s scathing criticism of the VAR system after their loss at Newcastle last week.

Anthony Gordon’s winner at St James’ Park was allowed to stand amid calls for the ball going out of play, offside and a foul from Joelinton on Gabriel Magalhaes. Arteta was fuming after the game, labelling the decision “embarrassing” and a “disgrace”.

While Arsenal backed Arteta’s comments, the Premier League’s Independent Key Match Incidents Panel subsequently ruled the decision from referee Stuart Attwell to allow the goal to stand as the…


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