This move comes after Newcastle secured a controversial victory over Arsenal on Saturday, with Anthony Gordon’s second-half goal sparking debate and VAR checks.
The controversy surrounding Gordon’s goal involved discussions on whether the ball had gone out of play, a potential foul by Joelinton, and an offside by Gordon. Prior to this incident, tensions flared when Kai Havertz was booked for a reckless tackle on Sean Longstaff, and Bruno Guimaraes avoided a red card for an off-the-ball forearm incident involving Jorginho.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, expressed his frustration after the game, describing the decision to award the goal as a “disgrace” and “embarrassing” for the officials. Arsenal, as a club, has now publicly supported Arteta’s stance and called for improved refereeing standards in the Premier League.